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Accident: 116455.015 - Employee Suffers Cardiac Arrest While Training

Accident: 116455.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1402634.01505/17/2019Ca Forestry And Fire Protection

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on May 15, 2019, an employee who was a firefighter w as involved in training/conditioning exercises on a trail at the base of a mount ain. The firefighters were taking part in various training drills that included setting up a fire engine truck, fire hoses, fire scenarios, and rescues on a mou ntainside. After going through a blown hose simulation on the trail the firefigh ters hiked back to their campsite where water and refreshments were waiting. As they walked back, the employee collapsed having a heart attack. Other firefight ers at the site rendered immediate medical help and was transported to the hospi tal.

Keywords: cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease, fire brigade/department, training

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1402634.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Firefighting occupations

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