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SAFENET ID:
20170906-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
08/24/2017 0800
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Sapphire Complex
Fire Number:
p1k7xl 
State:
Montana
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
Missoula Ranger DIstrict
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line, Support
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
Line Safety(t) 
Task:
 
Management Level:
2
Resources Involved:
 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Other
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
Manufacturer 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
It was brought to the attention of the Safety Team that a commercial bottled water were getting pin sized holes in them. A Division Supervisor opened a bottle and noticed an off flavor. He then looked at the bottle and saw a the water was also cloudy. He put the cap back on the bottle and squeezed it, this caused water to drip out of pin sized holes. The safety concern of this is that when the bottles sit in coolers they can suck up the ice water they are sitting in. The ice water can easily become contaminated and transfer this to the water bottles. There is a possibility that other brands may also have this same problem.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
The issue was announced at the morning briefing warning personnel of the problem. We advised them to check bottles for pinholes before consuming. Squeezing the bottles and looking for drips is a good option. You can also check to see if the water level in the bottle is consistent with other bottles.


Corrective Actions

20170906-0001-CA001

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