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Accident: 170591622 - Employee Inhales Smoke From Vehicle Fire

Accident: 170591622 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/12/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11990232812/12/19957549Patriot Towing
On September 12, 1995, Employee #1 was winching a vehicle that was lodged in the embankment of a bridge crossing. Upon completing the winching process, he noticed the tow truck on fire. He attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher, but failed to control the fire. Employee #1 then began vigorously shoveling dirt onto the out-of-control fire. He was overcome by smoke and was hospitalized.
Keywords: respiratory, fire extinguisher, fire, inhalation, smoke, tow truck, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119902328 Hospitalized injury Other Motor transportation occuputions n.e.c.

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