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Incident Name: Kaiser Riverside Incident

Date Reported: 7/11/2020

Time Reported: 1412 Hours

Incident Location: 10800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

Ward #: Ward 6 Perry

Type of Incident: Crane Collapse

Incident Number: RIV #20-019758

Control Time: 7/11/2020 at 1604 Hours





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    Chief Officer(s): 2

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 2



    Firefighter(s): 14

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    Public Information Officer(s): 1

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    On Saturday July 11, 2020 at 2:12 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department dispatched a response to Kaiser Permanente Riverside Hospital for reports of a Crane Collapse into the building and the crane smoking at 10800 Magnolia Ave.  Battalion 2 upgraded the incident after dispatch to a Technical Rescue response and the City of Riverside Fire Department Technical Rescue Team was dispatched.  Battalion 2 arrived on scene to find a large crane had collapsed to the rear of Kaiser Riverside Hospital in the loading dock area with the main boom of the crane collapsing onto a portion of building that contained a large garbage compactor and into the emergency room roadway off of Polk Street. 

    Firefighters surveyed the scene and determined nobody was trapped, the crane was not on fire and there were no civilian injuries.   A portion of the building that houses the Garbage and Garbage Compactor was damaged, several semi-truck trailers and Bragg Crane vehicles were damaged.  A.O. Reed & Company was assisting Bragg Crane Service in removing and taking down the crane when the crane suddenly tipped over.   Kaiser Permanente Safety personnel were on site keeping the scene secured until CAL-OSHA would arrive to conduct the investigation.  City of Riverside Building and Safety responded to the incident.  The loading dock and North Tower Maintenance area will remain closed until further notice.   Kaiser Riverside remains fully functional and is open to staff and patients.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Tony Perna

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 07/11/2020 1755 Hours

    Information Center: 951.237.6310