Category Archives: Burn and Fire Injuries

Child Suffers Burn Personal Injuries in Jacksonville Florida Fire

In the Winter Months, fires are more prevalent in Jacksonville and other cities. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Fire Rescue and the State Fire’s Marshall’s Office are investigating a fire that took place on the Westside of Jacksonville. It was reported that a 3 year old child suffered serious personal injuries / burns as a result of a fire in a mobile home. The fire took place at approximately 1:40 p.m. The girl was transported to Shands at the University of Florida – Gainesville for treatment. The girl’s body sustained burns to the stomach, legs, face and arms. See Child … Continue reading

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Citra Florida House Fire Leads to Death of 5 Children – Investigation Initiated Following Tragedy

In Citra, Florida, it was reported that five children recently died in a house fire of a small wooden home. The incident is being investigated by the Florida State Fire Marshall’s Office. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but possible causes of the fire may include cigarettes, a space heater and other items. Now that the cold or cooler weather has returned to many parts of Florida – the risk or dangers of fire increase with the use of space heaters and fire places. It was reported that there was a smoke alarm in place but … Continue reading

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Power Line Electrocution Ends Life of Good Samaritan (David Katterhenry)

A Good Samaritan from Jacksonville, Florida was tragically killed by electric shock after he touched power lines that had been downed by a motorist the Good Samaritan was trying to help. The motorist was a 19-year-old woman. The accident occurred during the morning when the woman swerved to miss a deer causing her to strike a power pole, splitting the pole in half. The power pole was carrying more than 14,400 volts of electricity. The Good Samaritan, identified as David Katterhenry, 52, stopped to help the motorist and was electrocuted as he approached the vehicle. Katterhenry’s girlfriend was a passenger … Continue reading

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Dangers of Power Lines and Electrocution in Florida

Antonio Martinez, a South Floridian man who is originally from Pinar del Rico, Cuba, is apparently dead after being electrocuted while he was attempting to pick mangoes from a fruit tree in his back yard. Martinez was climbing a ladder and using an aluminum picker to grab the fruit, when the pole touched a nearby power line. The tree stood about 30-feet and, apparently, the aluminum ladder Martinez was using touched a nearby power line. Martinez’s daughter and her mother heard the fall. Both observed Martinez on the ground and tried performing CPA on Martinez. Martinez was taken to Memorial … Continue reading

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