Copper Point Fire Smokejumping Accident (2022)

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Incident Date: 9/4/2022

[State]: Idaho
[Date]: 09/4/2022
[Incident Type]: Smokejumping Accident

A smokejumper was injured upon landing. Initial reports indicated the jumper was experiencing severe back pain and hoist capable extraction was requested. An agency short haul ship was immediately dispatched to the incident. The patient was short hauled to FS guard station location, then transferred to a medical helicopter, which delivered them to the hospital. The jumper was diagnosed with mild T4 and T5 compression fractures and is expected to be released from the hospital with a brace on 9/5/22.

[This data was provided by the USFS Weekly Summary Report.]

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