Incident directory

1977 - Oldham Road

06/12/1977

Country:

UK

  • Road Incidents

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Description

Date and event

6th December 1977.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premise

Unknown at this time.

Location

Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester

Service area

Royal Irish Rangers providing fire cover in the Greater Manchester area, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

Nature of incident

Road traffic collision (RTC).

Property type

Vehicle on the public highway.

Premise use

Public highway.

Construction type and materials

Believed to be asphalt roadway.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

Unknown at this time.

Synopsis

Brief synopsis

On the 6th December 1977 two soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment who were providing fire cover during a firefighter (Ff) strike died from injuries received in an RTC when the green goddess they were driving overturned and crashed into a garage forecourt (Price, unknown date).

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

 Pic 01and02

Overturned Green Goddess being recovered after the incident occurred, photo taken by Clifford Ashton, courtesy of Fireflash Delta (Price, unknown date).

 Pic 03

Overturned Green Goddess being recovered after the incident occurred, photo taken by Clifford Ashton, courtesy of Fireflash Delta (Price, unknown date).

 Pic 04

Overturned Green Goddess being recovered after the incident occurred, photo taken by Clifford Ashton, courtesy of Fireflash Delta (Price, unknown date).

 Pic 05

Overturned Green Goddess being recovered after the incident occurred, photo taken by Clifford Ashton, courtesy of Fireflash Delta (Price, unknown date).

 Pic 06

Overturned Green Goddess being recovered after the incident occurred, photo taken by Clifford Ashton, courtesy of Fireflash Delta (Price, unknown date).

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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

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

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.

Greater Manchester Police Incident Report/s

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

North West 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

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

Price. N, (unknown date). Clifford Canby Ashton ~ photographer ~ 28 August 1913 ~ 2 June 2008 a tribute, page 34 Green goddess crash Oldham road, newton heath, 6 December 1977. [online] Available at; http://www.fireflash-delta64.co.uk/cca34.html [Accessed 2nd June 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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