Michigan OSHA makes safety changes after Benton Harbor firefighter burn

Benton Harbor, Mich. A Benton Harbor firefighter was severely burned in April, but the city has made the appropriate changes to make sure it doesn't happen again, according to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Michigan OSHA says Benton Harbor has developed new policies, preformed required training, and removed outdated equipment with new, as well as made sure firefighters get the proper medical exam.

The new procedures come after lieutenant Doug Bell responded to a call in the 1000 block of Jennings.

He reportedly became trapped in a garage, until three neighbors called 911 for help.

The city was also required to pay 5-thousand dollars in penalties, as part of a settlement agreement.


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