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Accident: 202136081 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack And Dies

Accident: 202136081 -- Report ID: 0253680 -- Event Date: 04/16/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30158939604/21/20059224Burke Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

At approximately 1:56 a.m. on April 16, 2005, Employee #1, a volunteer firefighter, awoke and discovered smoke filling his residence and quickly exited the house. Employee #1 then drove his private vehicle a short distance (approximately 0.5 miles) to the fire house and used his cell phone to summon emergency services while in route. Upon arrival at the fire house, Employee #1 started the attack-truck and pulled it out of the station. Employee #1 was then met by a fellow firefighter who rode with him to the scene. There they were met by two other firefighters who began preparations to enter the structure. Employee #1 was preparing the pump-truck when he walked off and sat down on a snowmobile trailer. Moments later Employee #1 was found lying on the ground. Employee #1 was transported approximately eight miles to a hospital where he later died of an apparent heart attack.

Keywords: firefighter, heart attack, fire, fire truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301589396 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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