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Accident: 201881083 - Firefighter Died After Fighting Fire

Accident: 201881083 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 08/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30241242408/20/20019224Frontier Fd Fatality 2001
On August 13, 2001, Employee #1, a volunteer fire fighter, had just completed fighting a fire at Sawyer Gardens, a 3-story apartment building in Wheatfield, NY. The employee and several other fire fighters were in the process of opening concealed areas of the building to search for areas that were still burning when he collapsed to the floor. He was transported to Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY, where he was pronounced dead. The Coroner and Medical Examiner determined that the probable cause of death was arteriosclerosis (heart disease).
Keywords: firefighter, building, collapse, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302412424 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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