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Accident: 140297.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Bridge

Accident: 140297.015 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 08/26/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1553574.01508/27/2021Wa317965479 - Fire Dist #9 Spokane County
At 9:45 p.m. on August 26, 2021, an employee and his crew of fire fighters were looking for a reported brush fire in the area of a state highway and a bridge. T he fire engine stopped on the bridge on northbound highway and the employee look ed over the northbound edge. The the employee was observed by a coworker running across to the southbound lanes putting his hands on the railing and falling ove r it. The employee fell and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, bridge, fall, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, fire truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553574.015 41 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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