NIOSH Releases Firefighter Fatality Reports on Training Deaths and Other Recent LODDs

NIOSH Releases Firefighter Fatality Reports on Training Deaths and Other Recent LODDs

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program released reports on several recent firefighter line-of-duty deaths, including two which occurred during or after training evolutions.

One of the reports deals with a volunteer lieutenant, 26, from New York who suffered a stroke and died following strenuous self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) training on January 10, 2011. Read the full report HERE.

Another report deals with the death of a 46-year-old male career lieutenant from Vermont who suffered a heart attack during physical fitness training and died seven days later. That full report is available HERE.

Fireground Deaths

Other recent LODD reports dealt with deaths on the fireground. One deals with the July 2011 death of a captain who collapsed at a structure/grass fire and dies nine days later in Oklahoma (full report is HERE.)

In another incident, a paid-on-call firefighter was killed in June 2011 when an exterior wall collapsed during defensive operations at a commercial structure fire in Illinois (full report HERE).

Another report deals with the April '11 death of a volunteer firefighter who was killed during wildland-urban interface fire that also injured five other firefighters (read full report HERE).

A career firefighter was killed and another seriously injured in November 2010 when they were struck by a vehicle while working at a grass fire along an interstate highway in South Carolina. The full report is available HERE.

Another report details the September 2010 death of a volunteer firefighter who was killed during attempted rescue of utility worker from a confined space in New York. The full report is available HERE.

For more on the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program and to see other reports, go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/.


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