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Accident: 201167533 - Firefighter Survives After Being Electrocuted On Ladder

Accident: 201167533 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619776310/31/20059224La City Fire
On October 21, 2005, Employee #1 was a firefighter with the LA City Fire Department. He was operating at a structure fire. He was climbing a 100-ft long aerial ladder that was extended below the overhead power lines. As he climbed the ladder, his SCBA tank snagged on one of the power lines. Employee #1 used his bare hand to push the wire away from his tank and was electrocuted. When coworkers rescued Employee #1 from the ladder, he was in cardiac arrest. He was successfully defibrillated and resuscitated. He also sustained partial and full thickness burns to his hands and was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries. He recovered and returned to work.
Keywords: firefighter, shock, overhead power line, cpr, electrocuted, fire, ladder, cardiac arrest, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126197763 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa

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