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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1234063.015 - Gibbsboro Fire Company

Inspection Information - Office: Nj Safety (Trenton)

Nr: 1234063.015Report ID: 0253420Open Date: 05/18/2017

Gibbsboro Fire Company
131 Hilliards Road
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 49 Kirkwood Road, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/18/2017
Close Case:07/05/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 95725.015Event: 04/10/2017Firefighter Is Killed After Sustaining Fracture And Bilatera
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on April 10, 2017, a firefighter was participating in a live burn training evolution. The employee opened a bale of hose line prior to entering the structure to bleed off the pressure. The employee then advanced hose line into burn building to extinguish fire. While inside the burn building's living room mock-up, the employee initiated an initial attack to extinguish the fire. During the process of opening the bale of the hose's nozzle, the employee "lost his footing" because the "hose kicked back" resulting in the employee falling down. The employee struck a door frame and then fell on to his back causing the employee to suffer a fractured right fibula and subsequent bilateral pulmonary emboli and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, lost balance, struck against, fall, kick back, fire fighter
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1234063.015 Fatality Other Firefighting occupations

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