Kansas Firefighter Killed, Electrocuted at Crash Scene

Firefighter was searching for victims

Bill Carey
16 August 2021

ELKHART, Kansas – Morton County Emergency Management has announced the death of a firefighter on Sunday, according to a Facebook post Monday by the agency.

The post states that on 15 August first responders in Morton County were dispatched to a vehicle rollover with unknown occupants shortly before 1800 hours.

During a search for victims a firefighter came in contact with damaged power lines.

CPR was started by personnel on the scene and the firefighter, whose identity has not been released, was transported to Morton County Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

No other information was released.

Associated Press/Kansas City Star: Kansas firefighter dies after being shocked by power lines
KSN: Southwest Kansas firefighter dies from damaged power line at rollover crash scene

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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