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Accident: 794206 - Seven Firefighters Injured When Wall Collapses On Them

Accident: 794206 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 03/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10479608103/08/19909224Buffalo City Fire Dept
On March 7, 1990, the fire fighters were performing firefighting duties at a fire scene. Employees #1 and #2 were injured when a wall collapsed on them. Employees #3, #4, #5, and #6 were injured when a hose line went out of control. This happened as a result of Employee #3's slipping on ice and losing control of the line. Employees #4 and #5 were struck by the hose line, while Employee #6 was hurt when he jumped on the line to gain control. Employee #7 was injured when he slipped on ice staying in line to the fire. Employees #6 and #7 remained on duty. Employees #2, #3, #4, and #5 were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals, and then released. Employee #1 remained hospitalized and underwent surgery for fractures to both legs.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, wall, collapse, slip, hose, struck by, contusion, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104796081 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations
2 104796081 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations
3 104796081 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations
4 104796081 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting occupations
5 104796081 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations
6 104796081 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations
7 104796081 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations

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