Firefighters were working a structure fire at an auto repair shop starting at 0630 this morning. At some point during the fire, with a captain on the ladder this happened:
Thoughts and prayers to Aliquippa firefighters as they all recover from this.
Photo from Beaver County Times
Update on the injury: Broken left elbow and the captain is currently in the OR at Allegheny General Hospital according to news sources.
Truck involved was a 1976 ALF quint
Thank god they are still with us stay strong guys god bless
Any news on what may have caused that Marc?
Was it just the Captain on the tip?
Definately lucky to only have a broken elbow from that. Could have been much worse, though surgury is never a good thing.
Hoping for a successful surgury and a speedy recovery!
Good to hear!
It's up on the firefighter close calls website. It said the Captain was the only one on the stick and it had been inspected last year.
no idea on cause, and wont even venture a guess since I know all of these guys
Did the cause of the collapse get identified yet?
Good to hear. I bet its one of those things that makes you go hm....