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Accident: 134055.015 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack During Training, Later Dies

Accident: 134055.015 -- Report ID: 0253670 -- Event Date: 03/03/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1517973.01503/04/2021Watertown City Fd

On March 3, 2021, an employee was performing a training drill known as the "Pani c Box" in which fire fighter recruits must navigate a small enclosed wooden box with obstacles while wearing their SCBAs. During the drill the employee became d istressed and was having difficulty navigating the obstacles forcing him to exit the obstacle. He remained motionless before coworkers began attending to him wh en they realized that he was unconscious. The employee had suffered a heart atta ck and later died at the hospital.

Keywords: asphyxiated, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc disease, cardiovasc system, collapse, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, heart, heart attack, loss of consciousness, lost consciousness, respirator, respiratory, respira

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1517973.015 21 M Fatality Fire Fighter

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