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Tanker rollover claims life of volunteer fire chief - Missouri.

Authors
Romano-N; Cortez-K; Gilmer-D
Source
NIOSH 2000 Nov; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20023358
Abstract
On January 17, 2000, a 47-year-old male volunteer Fire Chief (the victim) died after he lost control of the truck he was driving, and the truck rolled three times and came to rest on an embankment. At 1512 hours, the volunteer fire department was dispatched for mutual aid to a working structure fire. At 1523 hours, the victim notified Dispatch that Truck 960 was en route to the scene. The victim lost control of the truck as he approached a slight curve in the roadway. The truck began to skid, and the right tires traveled onto the shoulder. Continuing on the shoulder, the truck entered a ditch, became airborne, crossed a lane on a side street, and struck a center median. The truck crossed a second lane on a side street, struck a guardrail, and flipped end over end until it landed in a concrete culvert. The victim was killed instantly. NIOSH investigators concluded that, to minimize the risk of similar occurrences, fire departments should: 1. ensure all apparatus are kept under a maintenance schedule which is documented; 2. ensure all apparatus equipped with water tanks are provided with baffles to control water movement; 3. establish, implement, and enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs) on the use of seat belts in all emergency vehicles; 4. ensure that all drivers of fire department vehicles are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of the vehicles under all conditions; 5. ensure all drivers of fire department vehicles receive driver training at least twice a year and document the training.
Keywords
Region-7; Fire-fighters; Emergency-responders; Fire-fighting-equipment; Motor-vehicles; Accident-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention
Publication Date
20001101
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-107264
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-F2000-18
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-92
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MO; WV
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