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Accident: 76848.015 - Employee Goes Into Cardiac Arrest While Performing Firefight

Accident: 76848.015 -- Report ID: 0253610 -- Event Date: 05/04/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1064660.01505/21/2015Poughkeepsie City Fd
At 11:00 a.m. on May 5, 2015, a fireman had performed fire suppression activitie s on the first floor of a burning residential structure and then assisted with t he evacuation of a male fire victim from the second floor to the front porch. Th e employee crossed the street where he removed his gear and went into the shade as it was a very hot (80 degree) day. He then complained of left shoulder pain a nd numbness in his fingers. He was immediately transported to a medical center. Shortly after arriving, the employee experienced a cardiac event that resulted i n the employee's death.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, fire brigade/department
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1064660.015 54 M Fatality Firefighting occupations

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