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Ohio firefighter dies in accident at station

By Cliff Pinckard • Jun 25, 2018 at 10:36 AM

RAINSBORO — A firefighter working with compressed air cylinders was killed Sunday in an accident at a station house.

The Paint Creek Joint Fire Department identified the firefighter as Joe Patterson. His age was not released.

The accident occurred at about 2:16 p.m. at a Paint Creek station on U.S. 50 outside Hillsboro, Ohio, WLWT Channel 5 reports.

Patterson was flown to Kettering Medical Center in Kettering but died of his injuries, according to the Times Gazette.

The Highland County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, reports say.


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