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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 E03 I 07/06/1989 11/10/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1008978 Event: 02/03/1989Employee Dies Of Smoke Inhalation In Fire
At approximately 3:53 a.m. on February 3, 1989, Employee #1, a fire fighter acting as the outside ventman for the second ladder company to arrive, entered the floor above the fire floor alone. Employee #1 was wearing a Scott 4.5 air pack, full-face, positive pressure respirator with a 20 minute polar wrapped cylinder, a Handie Talkie radio, and a PASS alarm, which was off. At approximately 4:00 a.m., Employee #1 was overcome by flames. At approximately 4:12 a.m., Employee #1 was discovered unconscious with severe burns. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:15 a.m. He died of smoke inhalation with carbon monoxide poisoning due to respirator failure.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, unconsciousness, work rules, fire, equipment failure, poisoning, carbon monoxide, smoke inhalation, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104817531 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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