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Accident: 170734115 - Fire Fighter Burned In House Fire

Accident: 170734115 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12008256504/18/19965921La City Fire Stn 75
Employee #1 and a coworker, fire fighters for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, entered a burning building in Mission Hills, CA. Employee #1 was in front and was controlling the hose while the coworker was right behind him as a back up. The hose was not yet activated. When they reached a section of the building where the heat became too intense, they decided to back out. When they were outside the building, they noticed that the tips of Employee #1's ears were red and the knuckles of his left hand were blistering. He suffered third-degree burns on the tips of his ears, and burns to the knuckles and tip of the thumb on his left hand.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, ppe, work rules, fire, ear, hand, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120082565 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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