Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200372092 - Employee Died Of Heart Attack While Fighting Fire
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|303569743||02/20/2002||9199||Surfside Beach Fire Department|
On January 21, 2002, Employee #1, a fireman for Surfside Beach Fire Department and two coworkers, were instructed to enter a burning building. Employee #1 was wearing a SCOT Air Pak. He entered to begin interior structural firefighting. He was working the hose. During the course of fighting the fire Employee #1 suffered a heart attack and died. Employee #1 failed his medical examination for wearing a SCBA on November 16, 2001 but was still permitted to fight fires and wear SCBA's.