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Accident: 735266 - Fire Fighter Died From Smoke Inhalation

Accident: 735266 -- Report ID: 0454520 -- Event Date: 12/27/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10543388212/31/19869224City Of Columbia, Fire Dept.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FIGHTING A FIRE ON NORTH MAIN STREET IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. HE WAS FOUND LYING INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BURNING BUILDING. THE FIREMEN WERE USING A WATER HOSE FROM THE FIRE TRUCK TO FIGHT THE FIRE. HIS FACE MASK WAS INTACT, BUT PULLED TO ONE SIDE OF HIS FACE. THE SEAL WAS THEREBY BROKEN, ALLOWING THE SMOKE TO ENTER HIS LUNGS.
Keywords: firefighter, ppe, fire, smoke inhalation, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105433882 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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