Georgia firefighter dies after weekend accident on job

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Published: May. 24, 2017 at 8:01 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

May 24, 2017

MONTEZUMA, Ga. (AP) -- 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.