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Accident: 170747794 - Employee Dies Of Smoke Inhalation While Fighting Blaze

Accident: 170747794 -- Report ID: 0253690 -- Event Date: 06/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30072666806/23/19979224Brewster Vill Fd
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on June 22, 1997, Employee #1, a firefighter, was summoned to a fire in a wood frame, ranch-style residence. He and a hose team entered the basement and remained inside for approximately 30 minutes before exiting due to the intense heat. After a brief rest, the team donned new air packs and re-entered the building. As they were leaving the building a second time, a flashover occurred and Employee #1 was separated from the group. He was wearing a Personal Alert safety system, but the heat and smoke prevented his coworkers from reaching him, despite several attempts. Employee #1 died of smoke inhalation. His body was found at approximately 5:40 a.m. beneath debris in the basement
Keywords: firefighter, respiratory, fire, inhalation, respiratory tract, smoke, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300726668 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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