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Inspection: 312107592 - City Of Salisbury - Fire Department

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 312107592Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 03/07/2008

City Of Salisbury - Fire Department
1910 S. Martin Luther King Ave.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 514 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/17/2008
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:09/26/2008
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102097821    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $6,563 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,563
Current Penalty $6,563 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,563
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100134 F02 08/06/2008 09/23/2008 $2,275 $2,275 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 C01 III 08/06/2008 09/23/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100134 C01 VI 08/06/2008 09/23/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002 Serious 19100134 G04 I 08/06/2008 08/14/2008 $3,150 $3,150 $0 -
  5. 01003 Serious 19100134 G04 II 08/06/2008 08/14/2008 $1,138 $1,138 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202079372Event: 03/07/2008Five Firefighters Burned In Fire At Wood Products Plant
A multialarm fire occurred at a wood products plant that manufactured laminated cabinets for hospitals and other commercial facilities and made custom millwork (such windows and church steeples) for various customers. The facility was built in 1959, following a fire that completed destroyed the previous plant, and occupied approximately 7,300 square meters on two floors. The recent fire started in the basement of the administrative (office) section of the structure, between the drop ceiling and the floor of the level above. Fire crews from several fire departments responded to the fire at about 7:00 am. The firefighters alternated between offensive and defensive operations in an attempt to control the fire and contain it to the office area. At approximately 8:40 am, the office area was determined to be lost, and a four-person team from one fire department was sent into the adjacent warehouse to protect that area. Approximately 10 minutes later, one firefighter exited the building to change his air bottle. At around 8:55 a.m., the fire jumped to the warehouse and quickly ran through that area, burning through the team's 64-millimeter-diameter hose line and cutting off the firefighters' only means of egress. The captain issued a mayday, and a rapid intervention team from another fire department responded and rescued him. He was hospitalized with severe burns. In the next 15 to 60 minutes, the team located and removed two other firefighters from the building. One firefighter was pronounced dead at the scene; the other died at a local hospital. Both of them died from hyperthermia. Two members of the rapid intervention team suffered minor burns, and a third suffered a back strain during rescue activities.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, emergency response, fire, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312107592 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 312107592 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
3 312107592 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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