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Volunteer fire fighter dies when tanker crashes into boulder and tree - Oregon.

Authors
Romano-NT; Braddee-RW
Source
NIOSH 2002 Sep; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20022112
Abstract
On August 19, 2001, a 52-year-old male volunteer fire fighter (the victim) died after he lost control of the tanker truck he was driving when the right front tire ruptured, resulting in a blowout. The truck struck a large boulder and tree, entrapping the victim in the cab. He was extricated from the truck, and the Medical Examiner pronounced him dead at the scene. NIOSH investigators concluded that, to minimize the risk of similar occurrences, fire departments should: develop comprehensive apparatus maintenance programs in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and instructions that include regularly scheduled inspections, documentation, and procedures for removing apparatus out of service until major defects are repaired; develop, implement, and enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs) on the use of seat belts in all emergency vehicles; ensure all drivers of fire department vehicles receive driver training at least twice a year.
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injury-prevention; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Firemen; Fire-fighting-equipment; Fire-fighting; Emergency-responders; Region-10
Publication Date
20020912
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-101108
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-F2001-36
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-92
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OR; WV
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