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Claim Contractor at Fault in Deutsche Bank Blaze Trying to Duck Civil Rap

Posted 8/28/17

Ten years after the Deutsche Bank fire that killed two Fire­fighters, two retired colleagues are still battling in court the contractor responsible for taking down the building. Both firefighters allege permanent phys­ical and psychological damage as a consequence of their role in fighting the seven-alarm blaze that injured 105 Firefighters—almost half of those that responded.

The plaintiffs in the case are former FDNY Lieut. Vincent Massa and retired Firefighter Steve Olsen. Both men were also on the scene at the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center collapse.

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