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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202549911 Event: 11/20/2008Recruit Firefighter Is Injured During Training
On November 20, 2008 Employee #1, a recruit firefighter with the City of Fullerton, California Fire Department, was taking part in a ladder training exercise at a city fire station. After complaining that his arms, hands, and hip were cramping, he was immediately transported to a hospital and admitted for treatment of possible dehydration. The cause of Employee #1's symptoms was not definitively determined. At the time of the incident, the temperature was 76.9 degrees Fahrenheit and provisions had been implemented to protect trainees against heat-related illnesses.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, ladder, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, overheated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309304632 Hospitalized injury Other Firefighting occupations

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