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LODD: Ga. firefighter dies after being struck by fire hose

Darrell Plank, 29, suffered a skull fracture after being hit in the head by a metal coupling

Duty Death: Darrell Plank - [Montezuma, Georgia]


Associated Press

MONTEZUMA, Ga. — A firefighter in Georgia has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an accident on the job.

The Telegraph reports 29-year-old Macon County firefighter Darrell Plank died on Tuesday. He suffered a skull fracture on Saturday, after being hit in the head by a metal coupling as a fire hose snagged on a truck at a house fire in Montezuma, about 50 miles southwest of Macon.

Darrell Plank. (Photo/Facebook)
Darrell Plank. (Photo/Facebook)

He was taken to a hospital, and a CT scan conducted Monday showed he had suffered a stroke on the left side of his brain.

Plank was been with the fire department for 10 years and was a father of five children.

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