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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 1 4
Current Violations 1 2 1 4
Initial Penalty $0 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $30,000
Current Penalty $0 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $30,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 19100134 E01 06/01/2022 07/06/2022 $10,000 $10,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Willful 19100134 G04 06/01/2022 08/08/2022 $10,000 $10,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  3. 02001 Repeat 19100134 G03 II 06/01/2022 08/08/2022 $10,000 $10,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 03001 Serious 820 ILCS 219/20(A) 06/01/2022 08/08/2022 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 142660.015 Event: 12/16/2021Employee Dies After Fire Suppression And Rescue Response
At 2:06 a.m. on December 16, 2021, Engine 94 responded to a multi-family dwellin g fire and operated between the arrival time of 2:11 a.m. until the clear time o f 5:13 a.m. During the operation, firefighters were instructed to attack the sea t of the fire, however the conditions deteriorated rapidly as the members prepar ed to enter the building. Employee #1 approached the building with his partner behind him, but he entered alone and was separated from the crew without contact . Employee #1 was later found unconscious after a member heard a mayday request. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital for injuries sustained, and later die d due to thermal injuries, smoke inhalation, and pulmonary and cerebral edema. An investigation was immediately launched to determine the root cause of the inc ident. Upon entering the upper level of the building, Firefighter #4 of Engine B heard a Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) alarm and crawled towards it, where he found Employee #1 face down in the dining room, approximately 20 feet into t he unit. He did not see him on the Thermal Imagining Camera and assumed that his bunker gear was hiding his heat signature on the camera. He also indicated that although the PASS alarm was sounding, there were no bells, nor was there air fl owing from his SCBA. According to the transcripts received, Employee #1 transmi tted a mayday call at approximately 2:18 a.m., and at around 2:31 a.m., they wer e removing him from the area where he was found.
Keywords: burn, fire, pulmonary edema, smoke inhalation, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1569882.015 Fatality Firefighting occupations

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