Steven H. Pollard, Firefighter

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Firefighter Steven Pollard arrived with the Fire Department of New York City’s Ladder Co. 170 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue. As he was assisting at the scene, Pollard fell through a gap dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of an overpass bridge and plummeted 52 feet to the ground. Pollard was transported to Kings County Hospital where he passed away a short time later from the critical injuries he sustained in the fall.

Incident Location: Mill Basin Bridge on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T WK 93185 95568 (DD: 40.605, -73.898))

Department information

Fire Department New York City
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 30
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 6, 2019 22:00
Date of death: January 6, 2019
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Extrication
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road