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Accident: 201391851 - Firefighter Is Killed By Falling Debris After House Fire

Accident: 201391851 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 11/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31198402511/15/20089224Detroit Fire Dept Engine #23 Squad 3
On November 15, 2008, several firefighters responded to a fire at an abandoned residential structure. After they had turned water on the house, they entered the structure in search of small fires that had not yet been extinguished. While they were checking the second floor, the walls and roof collapsed and struck them. One firefighter was struck and buried underneath. He was trapped and fatally crushed between the debris and the lower floor.
Keywords: chest, firefighter, fire, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311984025 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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