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Accident: 202602231 - An Employee Is Killed, Another Is Injured In Structural Fire

Accident: 202602231 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 11/02/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31680576111/03/20129224City Of Chicago - Fire Department Eng. Co. 123

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 2, 2012, The Chicago fire department responded to a fire in a residential two and half story frame building. The command officer assessed the building and reported that there was a fire in the attic and on the second floor rear porch. Employee #1 and #2, both firefighters, were leading out the 1.75-inch hose to fight the fire from the second floor apartment. Employee #1 was leading the hose to the rear of the apartment, and Employee #2 was removing the kinks from the hose. Employee #1 was soon overcome by intense heat and smoke, and Employee #2 suffered minor burns to the face at the jaw line, throat and right hand as well as smoke inhalation. Employee #2 helped Employee #1 out of the hallway to the kitchen area, where two other firefighters carried Employee #1 out of the building. One firefighter performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Employee #1 and he regained consciousness. Employee #1 was transported the emergency room of a medical center, where he later died due to complications. Employee #1 was transported to another hospital, where he was treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns and then released.

Keywords: burn, firefighter, cpr, fire, inhalation

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316805761 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 316805761 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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