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Accident: 202169355 - Employee Is Injured In Fire And Later Dies

Accident: 202169355 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 01/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30796419701/21/20059224New York City Fire Department L103
On January 21, 2005, Employee #1, a firefighter, was a member of a Forcible Entry Team (FET). Employee #1 was performing interior structure fire search and rescue in the basement of a two-story, single-family dwelling, when the team leader ordered the members to leave the interior of the basement, due to the increasing heat. At some point during the evacuation from the basement, Employee #1 got separated from the other members of his FET. The team leader noticed that Employee #1 was not among them. The team leader immediately called in a "may-day" for the missing Employee #1. The team went back into the basement and located Employee #1 on the basement's half landing. Employee #1 was founded unconscious and with burns over ninety-five percent of his body. The team members experienced great difficulty with the removal of Employee #1's body to the street. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, heat, unconsciousness, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307964197 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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