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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170744445 - One Employee Killed, One Injured While Fighting Fire

Accident: 170744445 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 07/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30138254507/21/19979224Buffalo City Fd Accident 1997
On July 4, 1997, Employees #1 and #2, both firefighters, were fighting a structural fire in Buffalo, NY, when a flashover occurred. Employee #1 was found dead in the attic, near the stairway. Employee #2 had collapsed at the top of the stairs; he was hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301382545 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 301382545 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Firefighting occupations

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