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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138060.015 Event: 06/02/2021Employee Is Killed Firefighting After Hard Skydiving Landing
At 4:46 p.m. on June 2, 2021, an employee was parachuting from a fixed wing airc raft conducting fire suppression efforts on a wildfire. Due to environmental con ditions the employee landed outside the intended landing spot resulting in a har d landing. The employee suffered multiple fractures including a skull fracture a nd brain trauma and was killed.
Keywords: aircraft, back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, concussion, face, fall, fire, fire brigade/department, fire fighter, fracture, head, rock, skull, unstable surface, walking surface, weather
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1547217.015 Fatality Firefighting occupations

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