Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202602231 - An Employee Is Killed, Another Is Injured In Structural Fire
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|316805761||11/03/2012||9224||City 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.
|2||316805761||Non Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Firefighting occupations|