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Document ID (ISN)101800
CIS number 03-854
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-112 HID 15
Title Fire fighters exposed to electrical hazards during wildland fire operations - Description of hazard
Original title Bomberos expuestos a riesgos eléctricos durante operaciones de extinción de incendios en terrenos sin cultivar - Descripción del riesgo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Jan. 2002. 4p. 9 ref.
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Abstract Electrical hazards are among the various hazards faced by fire fighters during waste land fire operations. Between 1980 and 1999, ten firefighters died from contact with electricity during wasteland fires. Contents of this information note on electrical hazards to fire fighters during wasteland fire operations: situations where fire fighters can be exposed to electrical shock hazards; description of two accident cases; measures to be implemented by fire departments and fire fighters to prevent electrocution, electrical shock and electricity-related burns while fighting wasteland fires.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; fire fighting; overhead electric lines; fire services; electricity; USA
Descriptors (secondary) accident descriptions; electric burns; electric shock; safe working methods; data sheet; fatalities
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces