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Accident: 202074886 - One Employee Killed And Second Injured While Fighting Fire

Accident: 202074886 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 03/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30525703203/11/20029224Harrisburg Volunteer Fire Dept. And Rescue, Inc.
On March 4, 2002, Employee #1 and Employee #2, both firefighters in full protective gear, were performing interior structural firefighting on the main floor of a residential home with a basement. Upon the team's third entry into home, the entire floor collapsed into the basement with both the firefighters. Employee #1 fell approximately 8 feet and Employee #2 fell approximately 4 feet onto an object in basement. Employee #2 received first and second degree burns and was treated and released by the hospital. Employee #1 succumbed to the injuries he incurred in the accident and died on March 6, 2001.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, fall, fire brigade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305257032 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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