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Accident: 14252837 - Two Firemen Burned Fighting Residential Fire

Accident: 14252837 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1530040312/31/19879224City Of Durham
AT APPROXIMATELY 6 PM ON DECEMBER 24, 1987, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 ENTERD A RESIDENCE TO FIGHT A FIRE. AS THEY ENTERED THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE AND WENT THROUGH THE FRONT ROOM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS AT THE HOSE NOZZLE. THEY FOUND A BODY LYING IN A CONNECTING HALLWAY, SO EMPLOYEE #1 SET THE HOSE DOWN. THE EMPLOYEES PULLED THE BODY BACK ABOUT 2 FEET TO DETERMINE ITS CONDITION. AT THIS TIME, THE FIRE RAN DOWN IN A PATH THROUGH THE HALLWAY AND TO A POOL OF LIQUID WHERE THEY STOOD. THE POOL EXPLODED IN FLAMES. EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED DOWN, GOT THE HOSE, AND EXTINGUISHED THE FLAMES. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 THEN CRAWLED OUT OF THE HOUSE.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, flammable liquid, fire, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15300403 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 15300403 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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