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Accident: 170196315 - Employee Affected By Exposure At Fire Scene

Accident: 170196315 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11191207701/09/19919224City Of Modesto
At 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 1990, Employee #1, a fire captain, responded with his engine crew to a fire at a residential structure. They provided water to a crew already on the scene, then checked nearby structures for flying embers. The air temperature was approximately 105 degrees F. Employee #1 felt overheated and instructed his crew to shed their turn-out gear. While on a garage roof, he began to feel nauseated and weak. After returning to the station, he suffered severe shortness of breath. He was hospitalized 3 days for extensive tests, but no definitive diagnosis was made. No code violations were noted.
Keywords: firefighter, respiratory, fire, nausea, heat exhaustion, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111912077 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa

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