According to initial reports, Firefighter Plank was donning protective gear when the accident occurred. As other firefighters were setting up a hose line, the fire hose snagged on a truck, causing a coupling to strike Plank in the head knocking him to the ground.
Firefighter Plank was treated at the scene and rushed to the hospital where a CT scan showed he had suffered a stroke on the left side of his brain. Firefighter Plank later underwent surgery, but succumbed to his injury on the evening of May 23, 2017.
Incident Location: 227 Hawk Cir, Oglethorpe, GA 31068 (U.S. National Grid: 16S GA 7596 8817)
Macon County Fire Rescue
2630 Fields Crossing RD
U.S. National Grid: 17S KR 2329 8385
Montezuma, Georgia 31063
Chief: Micah Kauffman
|Incident date:||May 20, 2017 16:30|
|Date of death:||May 23, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Struck By|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Duty type:||On-Scene Fire|
|Fixed property use:||Residential|