Accident Report Detail
Accident: 674945 - Fire Fighter Dies When Overcome By Smoke
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|105477160||04/14/1988||9224||Parker District Fire Department|
Employee #1, a fire fighter, entered an office of a J. P. Stevens-Monagham mill with two coworkers to search for the source of a fire. Employee #1 notified the coworkers that he had only five minutes of air left. Employee #1 and the other fire fighters followed the fire hose out, but the area they were in was pitch black and smoky. When the others got out, they realized Employee #1 was not with them. Shortly thereafter, Employee #1 radioed that he was lost and out of air and unable to get out. A search found Employee #1 in the back office, face down with his face mask pulled up on his head. He died of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation. His carboxyhemoglobin level was extremely high.