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Accident: 1009844 - Fire Fighter Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 1009844 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 12/27/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12453646701/04/19959224Ladder 18 Nycfd
Employee #1, while performing fire rescue duties under heavy smoke conditions, was overcome by carbon monoxide. It is alleged that his SCBA ran out of oxygen. He and his supervising lieutenant, Employee #2, were trapped on a floor and could not open an illegally barred window. The carbon monoxide rendered Employee #1 unconscious. He died approximately seven days later of carbon monoxide poisoning. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness, work rules, inhalation, scba, smoke, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124536467 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
2 124536467 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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