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Accident: 81845.015 - Employee Falls Through Floor Opening During Fire And Is Kill

Accident: 81845.015 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 12/14/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1113910.01512/14/2015City Of Chicago - Fire Department
At 5:30 a.m. on December 14, 2015, an employee was searching for a fire on the s econd floor of a vacant warehouse. The employee fell through a hole in the floo r that was unseen due to the amount of smoke from the fire and fell 20 feet to t he first floor. The employee was killed due to blunt force trauma to their head when striking the floor's surface.
Keywords: fall, fire, floor opening, head, smoke, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1113910.015 42 M Fatality Firefighting occupations

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