Legal news for Massachusetts work-related firefighter death attorneys—Three firefighters were injured while battling a Boston blaze.
Boston, MA (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – Three Firefighters were injured combating the flames of a three-alarm blaze in Grove Hall Monday, January 5, 2010.
Ten now homeless residents watched as the three-story building continued to burn at 102 Harrishof Street. Responding firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the inferno. Fire officials believed that the fire broke out on the third floor of the building. Investigating officials are probing to determine the causes of the blaze believe that the fire was sparked by an electrical short circuit. Firefighters brought the flames under control within a half hour.
Emergency medical service (EMS) arrived at the scene to transport three firefighters to be treated by doctors at local hospitals. One firefighter sustained facial injuries and buns to his eyes; another suffered from a back injury and a third firefighter sustained a shoulder injury. The Red Cross was at the scene to assist homeless residents.
According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA) www.usfa.gov, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire in 2006. Massachusetts carried a death rate of 5.4 based on a national death toll of fire-related deaths of 13.2 million.
The highest death rates occurred in the District of Columbia, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kansas. West Virginia carried the highest death toll for the year at 38.7.