USFA On-Duty Death: Minnesota

United States Fire Administration
17 May 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson, 63, of the Blomkest Fire Department on 12 May 2022.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson was paged to respond to a weather watch due to impending violent storms. As he was leaving his farm, Firefighter Erickson was struck by a grain bin that was lifted off its’ foundation rolling off of a shed and landing on top of him, crushing him, and killing him instantly.

Age: 63
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 12, 2022 6:45 p.m.
Date of death: May 12, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Crushed
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 45.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: