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Accident: 200993053 - Employee Dies When Trapped Under Collapsed Wall

Accident: 200993053 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 09/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12741763209/30/20029224Terre Haute Fire Dept.
During the early morning on September 30, 2002, Employee #1, a firefighter, and coworkers were attempting to extinguish a building fire. The front parapet wall of the building collapsed and struck Employee #1 and two other firefighters. Employee #1 became trapped outside the front door of the building under a pile of rubble, where he remained for approximately 5 to 6 minutes before he could be extricated. He was transported to Union Hospital, where he died. The two coworkers suffered minor injuries.
Keywords: firefighter, wall, building, collapse, pinned, crushed, fire brigade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127417632 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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