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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1318837.015 - City Of Chicago - Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Illinois Public Sector

Nr: 1318837.015Report ID: 0551701Open Date: 05/31/2018

City Of Chicago - Fire Department
3510 Michigan Fl 2
Chicago, IL 60653
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 121 N Lasalle St.Attn: Mr. Rahm Emanuel - Mayor, Chicago, IL 60602

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/31/2018
Close Case:08/01/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107593.015Event: 05/28/2018Fire Fighter Killed During A Dive Rescue Attempt
At 8:15 p.m. on May 28, 2018, an employee was working as a fire fighter and diver for a big city fire department. A man fell into the South Branch of the Chicago River. The fire fighter and a coworker, his diving partner, had been deployed from a helicopter into the river to conduct dive rescue operations. During the attempt, the fire fighter surfaced with his partner. Then he subsequently sank to the bottom of the river. At that time, he lost communication with the fire department. Divers from the department's marine unit searched for fire fighter. After several minutes, they located the fire fighter and pulled him out of the water with his diving equipment intact. Despite resuscitation attempts by paramedics on the scene and at the hospital, he was pronounced dead at 10:02 p.m. that same day.
Keywords: water, drowning, drown, fire fighter, diver, diving
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1318837.015 Fatality Other Diver

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