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    Default Kilgore E-One Report

    The NIOSH report is out. Can your platform doors withstand that kind of energy?
    Got pictures of your platform door stops? I would really like to see.

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    Methinks I'm going to keep mine off the paraphet wall.At least the part that could get wedged. T.C.

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    Somebody want to clue me in, on what is going on???

    Google wasn't to friendly.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Somebody want to clue me in, on what is going on???

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    Part of the bucket got caught on a parapet wall. The operator tried to free it, resulting in the device bending and storing a massive amount of energy.

    When the wall/bucket released from each other, the ladder whipped violently, and two FF's struck the platform door, bending/breaking the block that prevents the door from opening outwards.

    When the door opened outwards, it allowed and/or contributed to the two FF's falling out.
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    With all due respect to our fallen brothers, there is a critical part that you fail to note. Neither of those who fell were wearing any type of ladder belt. That is Basic when operating on ANY aerial. While there may be some fault with the apparatus, the report focuses on personnel error as the main cause. Belts would have saved them !

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    Thanks for the info....

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