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Two volunteer fire fighters die while fighting a wildland fire - Kentucky.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1999 Sep; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20000392
Abstract
On April 6, 1999, two male volunteer fire fighters, ages 28 and 30 years old, died while fighting a wildland fire. The two fire fighters, both members of a volunteer fire department responding to the wildland fire, were constructing a fire line when the fire intensified. Since the fire blocked their escape route, they tried to run up a hollow ahead of the fire. However, due to the rapid flame spread and steep terrain, the two fire fighters were killed trying to escape. On April 27, 1999, two Safety and Occupational Health Specialists from NIOSH, Division of Safety Research, investigated the incident.
Keywords
Fire-fighting; Firemen; Fire-fighters; Fire-hazards; Accidents; Fatalities;
Publication Date
19990901
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-105440
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-99-F14
NIOSH Division
DSR;
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns;
SIC Code
NAICS-92
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; WV
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