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Accident: 202271656 - Two Employees Die From Smoke Inhalation

Accident: 202271656 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 08/18/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31100898108/18/20079224Nycfd Ladder Co 5/Engine Co 24
Employee 1 and Employee #2, both Firefighters, were battling a seven-alarm, high-rise fire. The two employees became trapped in the maze-like conditions on the fourteenth floor of the building, which was undergoing demolition. The employees suffered severe smoke inhalation and were taken to the hospital in cardiac arrest where they both succumbed to their injuries.
Keywords: firefighter, asphyxiated, fire, smoke, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311008981 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
2 311008981 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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