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Accident: 671511 - Fire Fighters Injured When Trapped Under Debris

Accident: 671511 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 02/09/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10403074702/09/19889190Indianapolis Fire Department
Fire fighters answered a fire alarm on the second floor Arabian Room of the Murat Temple. The room was a west end storage room with a storage platform 5 ft 20 in above the second floor containing restaurant goods, china and plastic dinnerware, hotel cleaning supplies, and paper goods. Three fire fighters went on the platform while five fire fighters were below. The platform collapsed on the fire fighters, pinning them in fire debris including soaked paper and burning wood. Employees #1 through #15 were treated. Employees #1 through #4 were hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, platform, collapse, pinned, fire, storage room
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104030747 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations
2 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
3 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
4 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
5 104030747 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
6 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Firefighting occupations
7 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
8 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
9 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
10 104030747 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting occupations
11 104030747 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations
12 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
13 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
14 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
15 104030747 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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