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Accident: 170733653 - Two Fire Fighters Killed, Two Others Seriously Injured

Accident: 170733653 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/20/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11985248108/27/19939224Los Angeles, County Of, Fire Department
On August 28,1993, a nine-person fire fighting fly crew was dropped off on a horse trail in the hills of Alta Dena, CA. The fire fighters began to fight a small fire using uphill fighting procedures without aerial support; these procedures should not be used without aerial monitoring. The fire fighters were unaware of a larger fire at the base of the hill. The fire flared up and overran the crew. The steepness of the hillside and the gravel surface hampered their escape. Employees #1 and #2 sustained fatal injuries. Employees #3 and #4 were seriously injured and hospitalized at Sherman Oaks Burn Center.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, work rules, fire, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119852481 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 119852481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 119852481 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 119852481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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