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Accident: 202601977 - Firefighter Dies After Being Struck By Collapsing Wall

Accident: 202601977 -- Report ID: 0551703 -- Event Date: 06/17/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31559949806/20/20119224City Of Duquoin - Fire Department
On June 17, 2011, Employee #1, a volunteer firefighter with the Du Quoin Fire Department, was fighting a fire in a brick structure. He was wearing full turnout gear. While Employee #1 and another firefighter were removing a 35 ft extension ladder from the side of the building, its second story collapsed. Bricks struck Employee #1's head and neck. He was transported to a hospital, where he died later that day. The second firefighter was not injured.
Keywords: firefighter, head, wall, collapse, emergency response, fire, ladder, brick, neck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315599498 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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