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Arizona Contests Citations in Firefighter Deaths

Arizona's Forestry Division on Thursday contested citations and fines issued by the state's workplace safety agency for the June deaths of 19 firefighters who were killed battling a wildfire northwest of Phoenix, reports The Arizona Daily Star. The appeal with the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health asks for a hearing to contest the citations and nearly $560,000 fine. The letter sent by the Arizona Attorney General on behalf of Forestry said the violations found by the agency and the subsequent citations and fines "are not supported by substantial evidence." The state's Industrial Commission levied the fines on Dec. 4 after agreeing with workplace safety invest...

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