Lt. Robert Neary, 60, and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, 25, were killed in a five-alarm fire in the city’s Kensington section.
Following a 19-month probe, the report says the vacant, deteriorating warehouse posed a potentially deadly danger to firefighters, according to a CBS review (http://cbsloc.al/1dvJJfO). NIOSH listed it as “critica,” the second highest threat level rating, but despite nine complaints to the city’s Licenses and Inspections Department and 65 people living in the vacant warehouse, “no violations were recorded” following an inspection in February 2012.
Read more about it at http://cbsloc.al/1dvJJfO.
For more on the deaths, consider Two Philadelphia Firefighters Killed, Two Injured in Five-Alarm Fire.
For more on warehouse fire response, consider Furniture Warehouse Fire : Lessons Learned.