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Inspection: 312225360 - Locke Township Fire Department, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 312225360Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 03/07/2008

Locke Township Fire Department, Incorporated
1910 S. Martin Luther King Ave.
Salisbury, NC 28147
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9224/Fire Protection
NAICS: 922160/Fire Protection
Mailing: 5405 Mooresville Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:03/17/2008
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/31/2008
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $700
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
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 08/06/2008 08/14/2008 $175 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100134 F02 08/06/2008 08/11/2008 $175 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100134 C01 08/06/2008 09/23/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19100132 D02 08/06/2008 09/02/2008 $0 $0 $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 312225360 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Firefighting occupations
2 312225360 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
3 312225360 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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