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Accident: 202033817 - Employee Suffers Heart Attack Fighting Fire And Dies

Accident: 202033817 -- Report ID: 0253610 -- Event Date: 02/19/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30939714903/09/20079224Albany Dept Of Fire & Emergency Svs
At approximately 4:42 p.m. on February 19, 2007, Employee #1, a firefighter, responded to the scene of a structure fire on the 6th floor of an apartment complex. Employee #1 ascended the structure via the stairwell in full turn-out gear and SCBA. Employee #1 performed a search of the apartment of origin. At approximately 5:00 p.m. at the completion of the search, Employee #1 collapsed of an apparent heart attack. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead at5:40 p.m. The Certificate of Death listed the cause of death as Ischemic Heart Disease.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, firefighter, heart, heart attack, fire, cardiovasc disease
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309397149 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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