Grant West Incident, Daniel Holmes Fatality

Dan Holmes in firefighting gear, holding a chainsaw, near a large tree.
Dan Holmes at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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October 2, 2004—Reports, Action Plan, and Q & A

Firefighter Daniel Holmes died on October 2, 2004 when the top of a burning snag fell, striking him on the head resulting in fatal injuries. The accident occurred on the Grant West Prescribed Burn located in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. Daniel was a member of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshot Crew, based at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO), Department of the Interior Memo
Transmittal of the Daniel Holmes Fatality Investigation Report, Management Review and Corrective Action Plan

Associate Director, Visitor and Resource Protection /s/ Karen Taylor-Goodrich Memo
Fatality Investigation Report, Management Review and Corrective Action Plan for the Daniel Holmes Accident

National Park Service Releases Fatality Investigation Report, Management Review Corrective Action Plan for the Daniel Holmes Accident

Cover Memorandum for Transmittal of Management Review and Corrective Action Plan
for the Daniel Holmes Fatality

Board of Review Management Review and Corrective Action Plan

Final Report—Holmes Accident Investigation
Final Report of the Serious Accident Investigation Team (SAIT) and Board of Review (BOR) regarding Daniel Holmes Fatality

Questions & Answers (Q&A) Related to the Holmes Accident Investigation
Questions and Answers in support of the Final Report regarding the Daniel Holmes fatality and investigation

72 Hour Report—Grant West Prescribed Fire (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks)
72 Hour Report relating to the fatality of Arrowhead Hotshot, Daniel Holmes. Report date—October 3, 2004

24 Hour Report—Grant West Prescribed Fire (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks)
24 Hour Report relating to the fatality of Arrowhead Hotshot, Daniel Holmes. Report date—October 5, 2004

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Last updated: November 1, 2017