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Accident: 95725.015 - Firefighter Is Killed After Sustaining Fracture And Bilatera

Accident: 95725.015 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1234063.01505/18/2017Gibbsboro Fire Company
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on April 10, 2017, a firefighter was participating in a live burn training evolution. The employee opened a bale of hose line prior to entering the structure to bleed off the pressure. The employee then advanced hose line into burn building to extinguish fire. While inside the burn building's living room mock-up, the employee initiated an initial attack to extinguish the fire. During the process of opening the bale of the hose's nozzle, the employee "lost his footing" because the "hose kicked back" resulting in the employee falling down. The employee struck a door frame and then fell on to his back causing the employee to suffer a fractured right fibula and subsequent bilateral pulmonary emboli and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, lost balance, struck against, fall, kick back, fire fighter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1234063.015 54 M Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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