Report: No Human Error in Firefighter’s Death in Idaho Wildfire

The U.S. Forest Service says human error was not responsible for the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter last summer in northern Idaho, reports

The Lewiston Tribune reports  that the agency’s 43-page serious accident investigation report by a nine-person team released Friday did not “find any reckless actions or violations of policy or protocol.”

Earlier this month, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a citation to a fire management organization and proposed a $14,000 fine for serious safety violations inspectors with that agency say led to the death of the firefighter.

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