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Los Angeles Firefighter Kelly Wong dies after fall from aerial ladder during training

LAFD announcement:

Update Firefighter Injury; 8:21AM; The LAFD is heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our members, Firefighter Kelly Wong. Details (including short processional information for this morning) available at The LAFD will not be holding a press conference. Fire Chief Terrazas will make himself available to media who attend the short procession.

Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times:

A Los Angeles firefighter died Monday morning, two days after he fell from an aerial ladder during a training exercise in downtown L.A.

The Los Angeles Fire Department announced Kelly Wong’s death on Twitter in a written statement.

The 29-year-old firefighter was participating in an exercise Saturday morning in the 300 block of South Main Street.

Wong was immediately taken to a trauma hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

“Despite the heroic efforts of doctors and nurses at the hospital, firefighter Wong succumbed to his injuries early Monday morning,” the fire department said in a statement.

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