Workplace accident kills 2 in Pennsylvania
Two firefighters were killed in a workplace accident in the early morning hours on Monday. The firefighters were responding to a call about a rampant fire in an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
They tried to contain the fire in the six-story building, but it quickly spread to surrounding areas. Five of the firefighters chose to enter a close building in order to figure out the cause of the extended fire. They shortly became trapped in the furniture store after the expanding fire caused one of the building’s walls to collapse.
As a result of the accident, a 25-year-old firefighter and a 60-year-old veteran firefighter lost their lives. One man was able to escape before he sustained injuries, and the other two men received life-threatening injuries. Investigators are currently investigating the cause of the deadly flames.