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Accident: 170744684 - Three Employees Killed, Four Injured In Apartment Fire

Accident: 170744684 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 12/18/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12456583901/07/19999224Nyc Fire Dept
Employees #1 through #7, of the New York City Fire Department, were engaged in a search and rescue operation at a fire in a NYC Housing Authority senior citizen apartment building in Brooklyn, NY. Employees #1 through #3, of the Forensic Engineering and Technology (FET) crew I-70, became trapped inside the common hallway on the tenth floor on the Exposure #4 side of the burning building. They transmitted a Mayday, and fire rescue operations went in after them. Employees #1 through #3 were found unconscious and lifeless, and were removed to other parts of the building. They suffered from smoke inhalation and were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Employees #4 through #7 all sustained burns that required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, fire, caught by, inhalation, air contamination, smoke, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124565839 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations
2 124565839 Fatality Asphyxia Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations
3 124565839 Fatality Asphyxia Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations
4 124565839 Fatality Asphyxia Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations
5 124565839 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations
6 124565839 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations
7 124565839 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Fire inspection and fire prevention occupations

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