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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170008452 - Three Fire Fighters Suffer Heat Exhaustion In House Fire

Accident: 170008452 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 05/30/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11520796105/31/19989121City Of Seattle Dba Seattle Fire Department
Employees #1 through #3, all fire fighters, were battling a house fire. They suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration due to the warm weather and to the unusual construction of the house. Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized. A medic unit had been assigned to run the staging area, which was poorly organized. There were no medical checks, and no provisions were made for ventilation and fluid replacement when the fire fighters replaced their air bottles.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, heat, ventilation, work rules, fire, heat exhaustion, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115207961 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
2 115207961 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
3 115207961 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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