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    Louisiana Fire Captain Killed In A Tanker Wreck

    Louisiana Fire Captain Killed In A Tanker Wreck

    MARIA WAICKOWSKI
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    Fire Captain Wayne Dillon of Louisiana

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    Parish fireman dies in accident

    MT. HERMON n A Mt. Hermon fireman was killed in a one-vehicle accident on LA Hwy. 1055 shortly after noon Wednesday.

    Capt. Charles Wayne Dillon, 40, a member of Washington Parish Fire District 9, was driving a fire tank truck but not on an emergency call when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve and ran off the side of the road, according to state police reports.

    Dillon attempted to bring the truck back on to the highway, but his load shifted and the truck started to roll on its side. The tank came off the back of the vehicle and the cab continued to roll, ejecting Dillon.

    He was taken to Riverside Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just after 1 p.m.

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    Dillon, Charles Wayne

    Age: 40
    Cause of Death: Struck By
    Rank: Captain
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 12/03/2003
    Duty Type: Training
    Incident Time: 12:08
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 12/03/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Washington Parish Fire District #9
    28133 Mt. Olive Road
    Mt. Herman , Louisiana 70450
    Chief: Al Ortiz

    Final Summary:
    Captain Dillon was the driver and sole occupant of a 2000-gallon water tanker. Captain Dillon was engaged in driver training duties. As the tanker entered a left-hand curve, the right wheels of the apparatus left the paved surface of the road. Captain Dillon attempted to correct by steering to the left, the rear of the tanker came around, and the water tank separated from the apparatus. The cab of the apparatus began to roll and Captain Dillon was ejected. The speed of the tanker was estimated at 55 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. A curve warning sign on the approach to the curve suggested a speed of 40 miles-per-hour. An inspection of the tanker chassis after the crash revealed a number of mechanical problems with the truck. The right-front shock was not connected to the frame at its upper mount, the right rear brake was inoperative due to being out of adjustment, the right front brake was inoperative and contaminated with oil, and the left front brake was contaminated with oil. As described in the law enforcement report on the crash, the tanker was likely locally made or modified from some other use. Captain Dillon was ejected during the crash and received a fatal head injury.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2003

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