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The autopsy found a thrombus (clot) in the left anterior descending coronary artery and severe atherosclerosis in multiple coronary arteries.
On June 18, 2007, nine career fire fighters died when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility.
Autopsy findings included cardiomegaly, biventricular myocardial thickening, and left ventricular dilation. Two main arteries had calcified atherosclerotic plaque. The left anterior descending artery had significant stenosis.
On May 18, 2017, a 31-year-old male career fire fighter died after fire conditions rapidly deteriorated inside a commercial strip mall.
Firefighter failed to respond to a call and was found unconscious on the hallway floor.
Two Wisconsin firefighters were killed in an explosion while searching for children reported to be on the second floor.
On April 17, 2013, ten emergency first responders were killed when a burning fertilizer plant containing an estimated 40 to 60 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded.
The firefighter's past medical history was significant for epilepsy and smoking.