Incident directory

1967 - Central Fire Station, Edinburgh

07/07/1967

Country:

UK

  • Fall/ working from height

Severity:

Description

Date and event

7th July 1967.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premise

Fire Station.

Location

Central Fire Station, Edinburgh.

Service area

South Eastern Area (Scotland), Then Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade, Then Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, now The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).  

Nature of incident

Fall from height.

Property type

Fire station.

Premise use

Fire station.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Firefighters and members of the public.

Fire source and location of fire

N/A.

Synopsis

Brief synopsis

On the 7th July 1967 a Firefighter (Ff) died from multiple injuries received following a fall from the 2nd floor. (House & Settle et al, 2017).

It is currently understood that the Ff fell approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) while cleaning windows at Central Fire Station, Edinburgh (Unknown author, 1967. via Kirkwood, unknown date).

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

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

Unknown at this time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

IFE Commentary & lessons if applicable

None produced at this time.

Known available source documents

Further information to be identified and still to be located.

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. (1967). Fireman’s fatal fall. The Glasgow Herald. (Page 4). Via Kirkwood. (unknown date). [online]. Available here; http://www.graemekirkwood.co.uk/LB/Memorial/Hall.htm [Accessed 26th November 2017].

Service learning material

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

Videos available

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

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