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Inspection: 14921688 - City Of Sauk Centre Volunteer Fire Dept

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 14921688Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 01/08/1985

City Of Sauk Centre Volunteer Fire Dept
Rr 3 On Sauk Lake 10 Miles Ne Of
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
Mailing: 405 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/17/1985
Close Case:01/29/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360589113    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14445308Event: 01/07/1985Smoke Inhalation And Burns From Structural Fire
ON JANUARY 7, 1985 AT APPROXIMATELY 0735, THE SAUK CENTRE, MINNESOTA FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A FIRE AT THE NOAHS ARK NITE CLUB ON THE NORTH END OF SAUK LAKE. THE FOUR EMPLOYEES WERE ALL MEMBERS OF THIS FIRE DEPARTMENT. EMPLOYEES #1, 2, AND 3 WERE ATTEMPTING TO GAIN ENTRY THROUGH THE DOOR ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE UPPER DECK, INTO THE BAR AREA, WHERE THEY BELIEVED THE FIRE TO BE LOCATED. THE DECK THEY WERE STANDING ON COLLAPSED, DROPPING THEM INTO THE LOWER LEVEL (10 - 12 FOOT FALL) AND INTO THE FIRE. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS ABLE TO CLIMB TO SAFETY BUT EMPLOYEES #1 AND 2 COULD NOT, AND THEY SUBSEQUENTLY DIED FROM SMOKE INHALATION WHEN THE STRAPS ON THEIR AIR PAKS BURNED THROUGH. EMPLOYEE #4 WENT TO RETREIVE THE BODIES OF EMPLOYEES #1 AND 2, AFTER THE FIRE WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL, AND ALSO SUFFERED FROM SMOKE INHALATION. THE SURVIVING TWO EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITIZED OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION AND RELEASED THE FOLLOWING DAY. EMPLOYEE #3 RECEIVED BURNS TO HIS RIGHT WRIST AND THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS NECK.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, collapse, fire, scba, fall, smoke inhalation, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14921688 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 14921688 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
3 14921688 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations
4 14921688 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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