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Inspection: 308783786 - Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Dept.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 308783786Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 07/14/2005

Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Dept.
5800 Turnipseed Rd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 4828 Clifton Rd., Knightdale, NC 27545

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/14/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/28/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200354017Event: 07/14/2005Firefighter Is Killed After Tree Banch Falls On Him
On July, 13, 2005, Employee #1, a fire fighter, responded to a scene where lightning had struck a tree, setting it on fire. He assisted in extinguishing the fire. At approximately midnight, the Fire Station received another call indicating that the tree was again on fire. Employee #1 was dispatched for a second time to the scene. As the fire responders were assessing the situation, the tree, which was on fire from the inside, broke in two parts. A branch, approximately two and half feet in diameter fell and struck Employee #1 on the head. He suffered fatal injuries and was killed.
Keywords: firefighter, head, tree limb, fire, lightning, tree, struck by, concussion, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308783786 Fatality Concussion Firefighting occupations

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