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Accident: 1009372 - Five Fire Fighters Burned While Battling House Fire

Accident: 1009372 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 07/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11580866907/30/19939224Nyc Fire Department
On July 12, 1993, fire spread to a private residence from an adjacent private one-car garage. Employees #1 through #5, all fire fighters, were in the attic and its stairwell, searching for survivors and signs of additional fire, when the fire suddenly flashed over into that area. Although injured, all five fire fighters were able to evacuate the building under their own power. While trying to escape from the attic, Employee #1 accidentally knocked off his face mask and was hospitalized with second-degree burns on his face. Employees #2 through #5 sustained burns to the ears, neck, and head, and were released from Jamaica Hospital the same day. All five fire fighters were wearing OSHA-approved turnout coats, boots, gloves, helmets, and SCBAs with face masks.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, fire, flashback, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115808669 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 115808669 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
3 115808669 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
4 115808669 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
5 115808669 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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