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Accident: 170747422 - Employee Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack After Fighting Fire

Accident: 170747422 -- Report ID: 0253690 -- Event Date: 05/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30073002505/11/19989224S W Johnson Sfe Co 1
Employee #1 was part of a five-man firefighting crew that had just finished responding to an apartment building fire. As part of their overhaul and cleanup routine, the crew began to rewind hoses and Employee #1 cleaned and dried the pump gauges and panel on their tower truck. The next time the coworkers saw Employee #1, he was lying on the pavement between the truck and the curb. He was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. on May 9, 1998. He died of an apparent heart attack.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, firefighter, heart, maintenance, heart attack, cleaning, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300730025 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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