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Accident: 802918 - Firefighter Killed When Crushed By Falling Wall Of Structure

Accident: 802918 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10549635004/23/19909224St. Paul Fire District
Employee #1 was fighting a fire outside the town hall. The burning concrete wall, 15 ft high by 45 ft long, fell outward, striking and killing him. The employee was standing 5 ft from the wall when it fell. Cause of death was a ruptured aorta of the heart due to compression.
Keywords: firefighter, heart, wall, fire, crushed, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105496350 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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