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Accident: 201506508 - Fire Captain Is Injured In Fall Into Pit During Fire

Accident: 201506508 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/01/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30734246905/04/20069224Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
At approximately 1:07 a.m. on May 1, 2006, Employee #1, a Fire Captain, was operating at a fire in a trash transfer station. While his crew was maneuvering a hose line, he fell 20 ft to the bottom of a pit. The pit had been previously identified by Employee #1's crew, however, visibility was obscured by smoke. After he was rescued, Employee #1 was transported to Eden Medical Trauma Center. He was later transferred to Stanford Medical Center, where he was admitted for treatment of a fractured pelvis, a fractured right wrist and humerus, three fractured ribs, and a punctured lung.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, lung, fire, hose, pelvis, rib, smoke, water hose, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307342469 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa

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