Article Examines Firefighter LODDs at Deutsche Bank Fire

A recent online article took a close look at safety issues in the 2007 Deutsche Bank fire in Lower Manhattan that killed two Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters.

The article, written by Marty Steadman, a former reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, ran on the site (’accuse.htm) and details Steadman’s investigation into the tragic fire. In Steadman’s words, the article tells of “how some of the most powerful people in New York City escaped blame for the wrongful deaths of two firefighters in a toxic skyscraper on the edge of what once was the World Trade Center.”

On August 18, 2007, firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino were killed in a seven-alarm fire at the Deutsche Bank building. The fire injured more than a hundred other firefighters.

Steadman’s article details safety concerns that were expressed by a variety of agencies prior to the deadly incident.

Readers can access Steadman’s article at


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