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Accident: 967398 - Fire Fighter Injured When Struck By Boulder, Later Dies

Accident: 967398 -- Report ID: 0935000 -- Event Date: 10/02/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10249587610/06/19990851U.S. Forest Service
On October 2, 1999, Employee #1, a 20-year-old fire fighter, was dry mopping while fighting a blaze at the Cleveland National Forest when a 40 lb boulder naturally rolled downhill and struck him. Employee #1 fell 140 ft down the hill. He suffered internal injuries, from which he died two days later.
Keywords: firefighter, boulder, fire, fall, struck by, falling object, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102495876 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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