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Accident: 201982501 - Employee Dies When Trapped And Runs Out Of Oxygen

Accident: 201982501 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/14/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30428493803/15/20019224City Of Phoenix Fire Department
Employee #1, a firefighter fighting a structural fire inside a supermarket, apparently became disoriented and confused while trying to exit the structure. Employee #1 was not able to follow his hose line out and eventually became trapped and ran out of oxygen before he could be rescued. Four additional firefighters were hospitalized for smoke inhalation they received while fighting the fire.
Keywords: firefighter, oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, fire, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304284938 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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