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Inspection: 102156833 - Buffalo City Fd
Inspection Information - Office: Nys Pesh Buffalo
Report ID: 0253630
Open Date: 02/03/1988
Buffalo City Fd
Leroy & Halbert Sts Buffalo, NY 14215
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: 65 Niagara Sq - City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1008531
One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Warehouse Fire
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 2, 1988, Employees #1 through #3 and a coworker were attempting to extinguish a fire in a vacant 3-story warehouse. A brick wall collapsed, burying Employee #1. Employee #2 was struck by falling debris, while Employee #3 was pushed through the roof on which they were standing by the force of the falling debris. All three workers were taken to the hospital, where Employee #1 was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m. Employees #2 and #3 were treated for minor injuries and released. The coworker was not injured.
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