MIOSHA levies fines on Benton Harbor for broken safety rule

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

An investigation into a house fire earlier this year revealed that the Benton Harbor public safety department did not follow the "two in two out rule."

That’s according to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which was called in to conduct an on-site investigation, according to our reporting partners at the herald palladium.

Representatives for the Michigan Firefighters Union gathered to call for action after Lieutenant Doug Bell was badly burned while fighting a house fire in March.

The MIOSHA safety probe specifically looked at whether the department followed a rule which requires two firefighters to go into a burning structure together, While two remain outside.

The administration has decided that the rule was not followed.

Additional citations were also given, with fines totaling $7,500 dollars.

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