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]
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.
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.