Monday, October 26, 2015

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Fire Fighter’s Death

Last year, a tragic set of events took the life of an on-duty Baltimore City fire safety officer. Following its investigation of the death, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released its official findings. The report includes a list of mistakes that were made as well as recommendations for the prevention of future tragedies. Account of the Event On November 12, 2014 fire fighters were called to a vacant row home where they encountered a fire on the rear stairway that extended up to the second floor. The Incident Commander at the scene called for additional engine and truck companies, and a second battalion chief and shift safety officer were sent. The fire was quickly brought under control and crews set about clearing the area of smoke using ventilation fans. Crews working inside the adjacent row home observed that the ground-level floor had been completely removed but did not report this hazard to the commander before exiting. At some point, the sh

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