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6.06.2017

Los Angeles firefighter dies after falling from ladder

29-year-old Kelly Wong fell several stories during a training exercise.



Some tragic news out of Los Angeles... A firefighter died Monday morning, two days after he fell from a fire engine's aerial ladder during a training exercise in downtown Los Angeles.

Firefighter, 29, dies 2 days after fall from aerial ladder in downtown Los Angeles

29-year-old Kelly Wong was participating in an exercise Saturday morning when he fell several stories from an aerial ladder on to a fire truck, suffering numerous blunt force trauma injuries. He was transported to a local trauma center where he was listed in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Fire Department announced Wong's death on Twitter in a written statement.



Wong was a two-year veteran of the LAFD and was assigned to Fire Station 92 in Rancho Park at the time of his passing. He was scheduled to transfer to Fire Station 9 serving Downtown and Skid Row on June 12 and was working at that station at the time of the accident.

On Monday morning, Los Angeles motorcycle officers escorted a caravan of LAFD vehicles and a coroner's van carrying Wong's body in a procession from L.A. County USC Medical Center to the coroner's office.

An memorial fund has been set up on behalf of the Wong family.

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