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Accident: 200231355 - Employees Burned In Forest Fire

Accident: 200231355 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/22/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11788615007/23/20039512U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Region 4
Employees #1 and 2, crewmen firefighters, were working to clear a heliport uphill from a wild land fire in very steep terrain. The fire rapidly spread in the afternoon under very hot, windy, and dry conditions, and the firefighters were killed because they were unable to escape to a safety zone or adequate development area. Fire shelters were not deployed, but likely would not have protected the firefighters in the intense heat to which they exposed.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 117886150 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
2 117886150 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations

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