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Accident: 201180130 - Employee Injured While Fighting Fire

Accident: 201180130 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 04/15/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12549901204/26/19999221City And County Of San Francisco (Sffd)
At approximately 2:18 p.m. on April 15, 1999, Employee #1, a police arson fire inspector, responded to a fire. Employee #1 was assigned to work with a coworker, a fire department arson inspector. Both employees entered the building after the fire had been extinguished to look for arson fire evidence. As both employees entered the attic area, Employee #1 noticed two rifles. Employee #1 was required by local procedures to take both rifles into custody for safe keeping. Employee #1 took one of the rifles and a coworker took the other. As they were going down the stairs, Employee #1's foot slipped on the stairs and he fell injuring his left leg. The stairs were wet from the fire at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, slip, fall, slippery surface, sprain, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125499012 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations

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