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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103796751 - City Of Waterbury Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Connecticut Central

Nr: 103796751Report ID: 0150900Open Date: 05/11/1990

City Of Waterbury Fire Department
740 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/07/1990
Close Case:08/15/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14216907Event: 05/10/1990Firefighters Killed And Injured When Truck Hits Tree
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 10, 1990, a city of Waterbury fire engine assigned to Engine Company # 11 collided with a tree. Five firemen riding in the truck were injured or killed. Firefighter #1 died from asphyxiation and Firefighter #2 died from fatal injuries. Firefighter #3 received multiple fractures and was trapped in the wreckage for approximately two hours and was hospitalized. Firefighters # 4 and 5 received injuries but were not hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, asphyxiated, collision, truck, fire truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103796751 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
2 103796751 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting occupations
3 103796751 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
4 103796751 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting occupations
5 103796751 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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