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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309717734 - Wea Township Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 309717734Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 06/26/2006

Wea Township Fire Department
1700 West School Road
Lafayette, IN 47909
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/27/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/16/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 E01 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100134 F02 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003A Serious 19100134 G03 II 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003B Serious 19100134 G04 I 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01004 Serious 19100134 L01 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02001 Other 4000614 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02002 Other 4000623 09/28/2006 11/16/2006 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200992881Event: 06/25/2006Firefighter Is Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
At approximately 2:32 p.m. on June 25, 2006, Employee #1 was on the first floor fighting a house fire. When he entered the house through the front door, his partner was with him, but Employee #1 ordered his partner out of the house to get equipment and attack the fire from another window. Employee #1 had all required protective clothing as well as a 30-minute self-contained breathing apparatus. Apparently, Employee #1 fell through a hole in the floor approximately 9 feet to the basement floor. Another firefighter entered the house through the front door and heard Employee #1 calling for help, which would have indicated that he had removed his breathing mask. When Employee #1 was discovered, his mask had been removed but he was conscious. Employee #1 may have been in the basement for approximately 15 minutes before being discovered. He was removed from the basement by several firefighters and placed in the ambulance and transported to the local hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: firefighter, lung, ppe, fire, inhalation, scba, poisoning, carbon monoxide, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309717734 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations
2 309717734 Fatality Asphyxia Firefighting occupations

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