KY firefighter injured in “Ice Bucket Challenge” dies
A Kentucky firefighter who was injured while participating in an ALC “Ice Bucket Challenge” has died from his injuries, according to news sources.
CNN.com, NBCNews.com and CBSNews.com report that Capt. Tony Grider of the Campbellsville, KY Fire and Rescue Department died Sept. 20th from burn-related injuries. Grider, 41, was inside a bucket on a ladder along with firefighter Simon Quinn when the accident occurred on Aug. 21.
After the two had sprayed water on a group Campbellsville University students as part of a fundraising event for the ALS Association, the bucket was being lowered it came close to power lines and shocked the men, officials said.
Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette has said the power line never came in contact with the bucket, but it carried such a high voltage that it was able to energize the ladder truck.
Quinn, who was also seriously injured, was treated at the hospital and later released. Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Campbellsville University is about 65 miles south of Louisville.
ISHN.com had previously reported on its website incorrect names for the seriously injured firefighters.