ABSTRACT

Six Firefighter Fatalities in Construction Site Explosion, Kansas City, Missouri   [open pdf - 410KB]

"The Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department lost six firefighters and their vehicles - two entire pumper companies - in an explosion that occurred while they were extinguishing a fire at a construction site. The fire involved a trailer/magazine containing blasting mixtures of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, most containing aluminum pellets, too. The fire also involved two other vehicles and ultimately a second trailer/magazine that also exploded. A summary of the incident's key issues is present in table form on the following pages. The firefighters were not told specifically what was in the trailer/magazine, but had been cautioned by the dispatcher about explosives on the site. Exactly what they suspected was in the trailers will probably never be know."

Report Number:
USFA-TR-024/November 1988
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Date:
1988-11
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Copyright:
Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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application/pdf
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