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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201580784 - Four Firefighters Killed, Two Injured At Wildland Fire

Accident: 201580784 -- Report ID: 1032300 -- Event Date: 07/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30375723107/11/20010851U.S. Forest Service
On July 10, 2001, Employees #1 through #6 with the U.S. Forest Service were part of a group of 14 firefighters who became trapped while fighting a wildland fire in the Chewuch River Canyon, about 30 miles north of Winthrop, Washington. All 14 firefighters deployed fire shelters in response to a blow-up of the fire, eight on a dirt road and six in a rockslide area above. Of the six employees sheltered in the rock slide area, Employees #1 through #4 were killed from the inhalation of superheated air and Employees #5 and #6 incurred burn injuries which required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, lung, fire, inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303757231 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 303757231 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
3 303757231 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
4 303757231 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
5 303757231 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
6 303757231 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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