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NIOSH Releases Report on NY Live Burn Training Fatality Investigation

Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C. - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released its report on the September 25, 2001 death of a NY State volunteer firefighter who died during a live burn training exercise. The report makes several recommendations to fire departments to minimize the risk of similar occurrences. This incident also resulted in the conviction of an assistant chief with the fire company for criminally negligent homicide.On September 25, 2001, a 19-year-old male volunteer fire fighter (the victim) died and two male volunteer fire fighters (Fire Fighter #1 and Fire Fighter #2) were injured during a multi-agency, live-burn training session. Th...

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