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Accident: 1004795 - Fire Fighter Dies Of Smoke Inhalation

Accident: 1004795 -- Report ID: 0253660 -- Event Date: 03/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10219164003/27/19879224Rochester Fire Department
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on September 12, 1986, Employee #1, a paid fire fighter, entered a fire-engulfed building with several other fire fighters. A short time later, the employee left the building to get a hand lamp. Upon re-entering he lost contact with his coworkers and yelled for help. His rescuers located him, but they had run out of air. Employee #1 collapsed. The rescuers immediately donned full air cylinders and re-entered the smoke-filled building. They found Employee #1 prostrate, wedged between some machinery, with his face piece removed. He died a short time later of smoke inhalation.
Keywords: firefighter, work rules, inhalation, smoke, smoke inhalation, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102191640 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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