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Career fire fighter dies in tanker rollover - North Carolina.

Authors
Romano-NT; Lutz-V
Source
NIOSH 2003 Jun; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20023493
Abstract
On September 23, 2002, a 32-year-old female career fire fighter was fatally injured when the tanker truck she was driving overturned while returning to the fire station. The tanker truck drifted off the roadway onto the shoulder, causing the driver to lose control of the truck after she overcorrected to bring the truck back onto the roadway. The truck skidded across the roadway, entered a ditch, and overturned. The victim was entrapped in the truck and was pronounced dead on the scene. After an investigation of the scene was performed by the State highway patrol, the victim was extricated by emergency medical service personnel and transported to a local hospital. NIOSH investigators concluded that, to minimize the risk of similar incidents, fire departments should: 1. ensure that operators of emergency vehicles understand the vehicle characteristics, capabilities, and limitations to avoid losing control and skidding; and, 2. enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs) on the use of seatbelts in all emergency vehicles.
Keywords
Region-4; Fire-fighters; Emergency-responders; Fire-fighting-equipment; Motor-vehicles; Accident-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention
Publication Date
20030630
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-107709
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-F2002-41
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-92
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NC; WV
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