06/05/10 123 W - + 19 - 10 NIOSH Report Issued on Nash County LODD

FireNews reported this week on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report released Wednesday, about the death of volunteer firefighter Gregory Cooke of the Salem Fire Department in Nash County. He collapsed after "activating a pump and advancing a hose line" in March of last year, and died ten years days later at the  hospital. The report cites the firefighter's existing medical conditions, and the risk presented both to the firefighter and beyond. Among the report's recommendations are that fire departments "fire departments have a comprehensive wellness and fitness program for firefighters, medically clear firefighters for SCBA use, and conduct annual respirator fit testing." Read the NIOSH report.

“died ten years later at the hospital. “

Maybe you mean “10 days later” ?
Paul - 06/05/10 - 10:45

Yes, thanks for catching.
Legeros - 06/05/10 - 13:41

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