BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont workplace safety officials say state police lacked the medical supplies needed to treat a trooper who died of heat-related injuries at a firing range.
The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/1SnIluH ) obtained documents regarding the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation into the September 2015 death of 28-year-old Trooper Kyle Young. He collapsed at the Jericho range while trying out for a tactical team.
The report says that several troopers failed to recognize that Young was suffering from heat stroke.
Documents show workplace safety agency identified potential citations that could have totaled $6,300 in penalties for lack of ice packs on-scene and lack of a written guide for use of respiration equipment.
Maj. Walt Goodell says troopers learn about heat injuries during their annual first-aid training sessions.
This story has been corrected to show that the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration identified potential citations with penalties of up to $6,300, not that citations were issued.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com