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Accident: 201781119 - Employee Is Killed In Forest Fire

Accident: 201781119 -- Report ID: 0935000 -- Event Date: 07/26/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242221507/29/20080851U.S. Forest Service Klamath National Forest
On July 26, 2008, Employee #1, a firefighter, was assigned to survey California wild land Panther fire, located in Klamath National Forest. He was overrun by fire, so he deployed his fire shelter. This was not enough protection, and he died from asphyxiation and burns.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, lung, asphyxiated, fire, tree, smoke
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312422215 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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