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Accident: 993055 - Fire Fighter'S Face Burned In Fire

Accident: 993055 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 12/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10215677512/21/19879224Buffalo City Fire Dept
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on December 17, 1987, Employee #1 and a coworker, both fire fighters, entered a burning building to rescue a man who was trapped on the second floor. While they were performing the rescue, a flashover occurred and Employee #1 was engulfed in flames. As the coworker escaped through a window with the man who had been trapped, Employee #1 tried to escape through a hallway and stairs. He was extinguished by fellow fire fighters who were entering the building. They removed his helmet, gloves, coat, and respirator, and pushed him to a waiting ambulance. He was taken to the hospital and admitted for treatment of facial burns.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, ppe, fire, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102156775 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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