Incident directory

1962 - Mains Road, Dundee

14/06/1962

Country:

UK

  • Building Fires

Severity:

Description

Date and event

14th June 1962.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premise

58 Mains Road, Dundee.

Location

Dundee.

Service area

Angus Area Fire Brigade, then Tayside Fire Brigade (TFB), now The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

Nature of incident

Fire.

Property type

Tenement.

Premise use

Dwelling.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Dwelling.

Fire source and location of fire

Believed to have started in the roof, unknown ignition at this time.

Synopsis

Brief synopsis

On the 14th June 1962 a Leading Firefighter (LFf) sustained injuries following a fall from a roof at a fire incident. The LFf later died from these injuries on the 7th July 1962 in Dundee Royal Infirmary (House & Settle et al, 2017).

The LFf had been part of a crew who attended a fire within a tenement building’s roof via the attic flat. It is currently understood the LFf removed part of a dormer window and then climbed out of the window opening to investigate damage to the roof. As he stood up part of the structure he was apparently holding onto gave way causing him to fall approximately 30 feet to the ground below (Unknown author/s, 1962. via Kirkwood, unknown date).

Further information hoping to be identified and still to be located.

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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Fire and 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

None produced at this time.

Known available source documents

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FRS Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

FBU Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Police Scotland Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Scottish Ambulance Service Incident Report

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Building Research Establishment (BRE) Report/investigations/research

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

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

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

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

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

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

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Other information sources

House, A. & Settle, P. et al. (2017). 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. (1962). Crowd sees fireman crash from roof, was due to go on holiday today. The Dundee Courier and Advertiser. (15th June). Page 6. Via Kirkwood, G. (unknown date). Tayside Memorial Page. [Online]. Available here; http://www.graemekirkwood.co.uk/TFB/Memorial/Carnegie.htm [Accessed 26th November 2017].

Service learning material

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Videos available

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