Truro (NS) fire fighter dies from injuries sustained in training accident

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  1. 4Rules

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    Skyler Blackie, 29, passed away at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax Wednesday morning from his injuries after being removed from life support on Tuesday. Blackie, a career firefighter who worked fulltime with the Truro Fire Service, suffered brain damage when a fire extinguisher exploded in his face during a training session March 9 at the Nova Scotia Firefighters School in Waverley. Few details have been released about the incident, which is being investigated by the province's Department of Labour. The department said Wednesday its investigation is ongoing and it had no further information to share. Truro Mayor Bill Mills said Blackie’s funeral is to be held in Truro next week but details of that were still being arranged.
    https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/truro-fire-fighter-dies-from-injuries-sustained-in-training-accident-293667/
     
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    RIP :angel:

    Dam... First thought is maybe an older extinguisher with the threads on top corroded? Maybe broke off when he tried to use it? Got to be careful about everything, but this may have been one of those things of "in the wrong place at the wrong time".
     

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    What I heard, is that it was a cartridge operated dry chemical extinguisher. When the guy activated the cartridge, the fill cap nailed him in the face and throat and caused a head injury.