Firefighter Wong and the members of his crew were training on aerial ladder and truck operations at a local six-story hotel. After several briefings on the training, firefighters went to the site.
Firefighter Wong was wearing full structural protective clothing. Firefighter Wong first assisted with the raising of a 35-foot extension ladder to a second-floor window. After completion of the ladder raise, Firefighter Wong donned his SCBA, grabbed a roof kit consisting of two six-foot rubbish hooks, and began to ascend the aerial ladders.
At a height of approximately 55 to 65 feet, Firefighter Wong fell from the ladder and landed on the apparatus ladder turn table. He was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital. He died on June 5, 2017, as a result of traumatic injuries.
Incident Location: 348 S. Main Street (U.S. National Grid: 11S LT 8490 6823)
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 N Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 11S LT 8540 6874
Los Angeles, California 90012