On Tuesday, April
4, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours, a 27 year old male inmate obtained a serious
injury to his hand while working at the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program
(SWAP) woodlot, Eureka. The injury occurred while operating a large wood
splitter. The inmate was transported to an out of the area hospital and is currently
in stable condition.
practice Cal OSHA and Humboldt County Risk Management are currently reviewing
information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal
activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the
Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.