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    Mich. Firefighter Found Dead After Release from Hospital

    Mich. Firefighter Found Dead After Release from Hospital

    A 38-year-old Michigan firefighter was found dead by his wife on Apr. 8, about a day after being released from a hospital for injuries sustained during overhail operations earlier in the week.

    David Maisano was injured on Tuesday, Apr. 4 while placing a ladder back into position on a pumper, according to Chief Ron Bruner of the Tritown Fire Department. Maisano reportedly fell of the pumper and injured his lower back and broke his right wrist. He was hospitalized for several days until being released on Friday, Apr. 7. He was found dead by his wife the next morning.

    Results from an autopsy were pending. Formal ruling as a line of duty death would be based on the results of those tests and further investigation, officials said.

    The Tritown Fire Department in Mio has about 17 volunteer members and serves an area of just over 300 square miles.



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    Maisano, David Anthony

    Age: 38
    Rank: Captain
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 04/04/2000
    Incident Time: 21:17
    Death Date: 04/08/2000

    Cause of Death: Fell or Jumped
    Nature of Death: Illness
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Activity Type: Support Duties
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Tritown Fire Department
    1508 West 11th Street
    Mio, Michigan 48647
    Chief: Ron Bruner

    Final Summary:
    Captain Maisano and members of his fire department responded to a report of smoke in a residential structure. After removing the contents of the fireplace and checking the attic and roof of the structure, it was determined that smoke was escaping the chimney in the attic and causing the smoke buildup. Firefighters were stowing equipment in preparation for their return to the station. Captain Maisano was attaching an elastic cord to secure a ground ladder to the truck when the cord snapped and struck him in the face. Captain Maisano fell to the ground from a height of approximately 9 feet, fracturing a wrist and causing severe back pain. Captain Maisano was transported to the hospital by ambulance. He was treated there for 3 days and was discharged. He was unable to sleep in bed due to pain, so he slept in an easy chair located in his home on the night that he was released from the hospital, April 7th. He was last known to be alive at approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 8th, but was discovered dead by his wife in the morning. The autopsy attributed his death to pneumonia. The autopsy also noted that the use of multiple prescribed pain relief medications may have initiated an element of respiratory depression.



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