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Floor collapse claims the life of one fire fighter and injures two - California.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2000 Mar; :1-16
NIOSHTIC No.
20000389
Abstract
On January 10, 1999, three fire fighters became trapped when the second floor of a nightclub collapsed during an interior fire attack. One male fire fighter (the victim) died and two other fire fighters were injured as they battled the late morning blaze. Arriving on the scene of a two-story taxpayer building (commercial occupancy on the first-floor and living quarters on the second), fire fighters reported heavy smoke emitting from the second-floor windows and eaves with fire showing in a secondary front doorway that lead to the second-floor. The fire quickly spread up the walls of the first-floor to an area above the false ceiling over the first-floor. The fire also spread up the walls to the attic area above the second-floor.
Keywords
Fire-fighting; Firemen; Fire-fighters; Fire-hazards; Accidents; Fatalities;
Publication Date
20000327
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-105127
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-99-F03
NIOSH Division
DSR;
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
SIC Code
NAICS-92
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
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