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Accident: 1008747 - Employee Dies Of Heart Attack At Fire Scene

Accident: 1008747 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 01/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10496527201/30/19919224Buffalo City Fd Engine 35 Ladder 15
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on January 28, 1991, Employee #1 had been directing fire fighting operations at a fire scene for approximately 45 minutes and entered the building to perform the final check. He collapsed of a heart attack. Found without respiratory protection, he was given first aid and then transported to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at 7:56 p.m. The death certificate lists the immediate cause of death as arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease aggravated by soot and smoke inhalation.
Keywords: firefighter, heart, ppe, heart attack, cardiovasc disease, smoke inhalation, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104965272 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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