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Accident: 14216907 - Firefighters Killed And Injured When Truck Hits Tree

Accident: 14216907 -- Report ID: 0150900 -- Event Date: 05/10/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10379675105/11/19909224City Of Waterbury Fire Department

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 10, 1990, a city of Waterbury fire engine assigned to Engine Company # 11 collided with a tree. Five firemen riding in the truck were injured or killed. Firefighter #1 died from asphyxiation and Firefighter #2 died from fatal injuries. Firefighter #3 received multiple fractures and was trapped in the wreckage for approximately two hours and was hospitalized. Firefighters # 4 and 5 received injuries but were not hospitalized.

Keywords: firefighter, fracture, asphyxiated, collision, truck, fire truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103796751 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations
2 103796751 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
3 103796751 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
4 103796751 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting occupations
5 103796751 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting occupations

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