Incident directory

1950 - Unknown Location Wakefeld

01/06/1950

Country:

UK

  • Fall/ working from height

Severity:

Description

Date of event

1st June 1950.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premises

Unknown at this time.

Location

Wakefield, England.

Service area

Wakefield County Borough Fire Brigade now West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS).

Nature of incident

Fall from vehicle.

Property type

Public highway.

Premises use

Public highway.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

N/A.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A firefighter (Ff) died due to the injuries received falling from an appliance whilst responding to a fire call (House & Settle et al, 2016).

The Ff fell from the off-side of the appliance and suffered a fatal head injury. It was stated by The Station Officer (StnO) that about 800 yards from the station a pedestrian ran into the path of the appliance and then pointed to the rear. It was then seen that the Ff was ‘missing from his place and was lying in the road’. The speed of the appliance was said to be ‘30 to 35 mph’ and it was found that the Ff was ‘partly-dressed in his firefighting kit’ (Unknown author, 1950).

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Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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Fire & Rescue Service summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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FBU summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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Other report summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons &recommendations

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IFE Commentary & lessons if applicable

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Known available source documents

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FRS Incident Report/s

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FBU Incident Report/s

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Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s and/or improvement notices

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West Yorkshire Police Incident Report/s

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service Incident Report

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Building Research Establishment (BRE) Reports/investigations/research

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Coroner’s report/s and/or Rule 43 and/or Regulation 28 Notices etc

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Dear Chief Officer Letters (DCOL), FRS Circulars, FRS Notices and/or Bulletins etc and/or Related Government Correspondence

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Notifications from National Operational Learning User Group (NOLUG) and/or Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)

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Other information sources

House, A. & Settle, P. et al. (2016). The firefighter memorial trust book of remembrance. [online]. Available at. http://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/FirefighterMemorialTrust/Content/Filler  [Accessed 20th September 2017]. The Firefighters Memorial Trust.

Note. with the above source reference, it is not currently possible to link directly to the relevant page of the memorial book.

Unknown author. (1950). Death follows fall from appliance. Fire. (August). Page 48.

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Service learning material

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Videos available

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