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Accident: 202505244 - Firefighters Injued In Burning Building

Accident: 202505244 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31184959006/03/20089224Montgomery County Fire And Rescue Service

A fire protection service responded to a fire in a three-story apartment complex. The fire originated in a bedroom of a second-floor apartment. The fire service confirmed that there were occupants in the building and sent search and rescue teams into the burning building. A total of 6 to 10 firefighters entered the building. A captain and two other firefighters entered a bedroom on the third floor that was directly above where the fire had originated. The floor collapsed and dropped to the floor below. A mayday was called, and the captain and one of the two other firefighters jumped from the second-floor window to the ground. The third firefighter crawled toward the apartment entrance and was rescued by another search team. All three employees suffered first- and second-degree burns on their arms, legs, and faces. The captain suffered fractured vertebra. All three employees were hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, firefighter, collapse, fire, fall, arm, face, vertebra, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311849590 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 311849590 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
3 311849590 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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