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Accident: 79785.015 - Fire Fighter/Emt Is Killed In Collision Of Ambulance And Bac

Accident: 79785.015 -- Report ID: 0253660 -- Event Date: 09/23/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1094095.01509/23/2015Bergen Fire Dept
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on September 23, 2015, an employee was working as a fire fighter and EMT for a town's fire department. He was in the passenger seat of an ambulance operated by the fire department. The ambulance was responding to a call and it struck a backhoe owned by another town near an intersection of two roads. Both vehicles were traveling in the eastbound lane on the same road. The ambulance struck the backhoe's boom, bucket arm, and bucket. The employee sustained severe trauma to multiple body parts and he was killed.
Keywords: crushing, backhoe boom, construction vehicle, crushed, fire fighter, emergency response, construction, backhoe bucket, backhoe, struck by, traffic accident
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1094095.015 50 M Fatality Other Emt & Paramedics

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