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Accident: 200372092 - Employee Died Of Heart Attack While Fighting Fire

Accident: 200372092 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/21/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30356974302/20/20029199Surfside Beach Fire Department
On January 21, 2002, Employee #1, a fireman for Surfside Beach Fire Department and two coworkers, were instructed to enter a burning building. Employee #1 was wearing a SCOT Air Pak. He entered to begin interior structural firefighting. He was working the hose. During the course of fighting the fire Employee #1 suffered a heart attack and died. Employee #1 failed his medical examination for wearing a SCBA on November 16, 2001 but was still permitted to fight fires and wear SCBA's.
Keywords: firefighter, heart attack, scba
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303569743 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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