JACKSON HOLE, WYO \u2013 Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited an outfitter in the death of a young kayaker guide on Yellowstone Lake last June. OSHA listed eight safety violations and fines totaling $38,672 against OARS in the accidental death of Timothy Hayden Ryan Conant, 23, of Salt Lake City on June 14, 2017. Conant was guiding nine clients along with two other guides. One of the clients fell into the frigid waters of West Thumb. Conant also fell in attempting a rescue and succumbed to the conditions. He died of exposure and hypothermia. The client was rescued by another guide. OSHA said the company should have had a more senior guide on the water. With 45 days experience, Conant was the longest tenured employee on the excursion. OSHA also said the guides were insufficiently trained and clothed. OSHA\u2019s Fatal Alert bulletin: On June 14, 2017, three kayak guides were leading a party of nine clients on Yellowstone Lake. The guide service supplied all gear and Kayaks to the clients. The guided trip was to the West Thumb geyser basin and then back to the Grants Village Marina. On the return trip from the West Thumb geyser basin a client\u2019s kayak capsized. The three guides got the client back into his kayak and were struggling to get him back to the shoreline. At this point, guide one\u2019s kayak capsized. Guide two took the client to shore while guide three attempted to help guide one into his boat. Two clients of the party came and helped get guide two and the client to shore. Client two then went to help guide one and guide three. After client three was sure guide two and client one were okay, client three took guide two\u2019s kayak out to help with guide one and three. With the two clients help guide one was pulled out of the water. The party was rescued by the National park service water Rangers and transported to the marina where guide one was pronounced dead as a result of exposure and hypothermia. Significant factors \tThe three guides on the water the day of the incident were all first year guides with the longest tenured guide being the deceased at 45 days. \tThe guides were not trained in self or buddy rescue techniques for kayaks. \tThe guides were using everyday clothing for extremity protection. \tThe guides were not familiar with the company\u2019s emergency response procedures. Recommendations \tThe employer should evaluate the rescue training provided to its guides, as well as the training used to familiarize new guides with their duties within the company\u2019s emergency response plan. \tThe employer should reevaluate their PPE policy specific to Yellowstone Lake.