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Firefighter’s widow files wrongful death lawsuit

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ The widow of a firefighter who was killed in February after a walkway collapsed at a University of Missouri apartment complex has filed a wrongful death suit against the school’s board of curators.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Leigh Britt and her daughter are plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Monday. Britt says the curators are responsible for her husband’s death because they failed to properly maintain or construct the University Village Apartments.

Bruce Britt was killed Feb. 22 after responding to reports of a possible building collapse at the apartment complex. He was crushed when part of a concrete walkway collapsed while he was trying to get residents out of the building.

A spokesman for the University of Missouri system says the university doesn’t comment on active litigation.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

6 comments

  • Cit Riverview

    You go girl,stick it to Mizzou. These people know those older building need more maintenance but to help pay for their Tenured Teacher turds, they divert funds.

  • Harris487@yahoo.com

    I said when this story was first reported the school should write a check to the family.
    Well looks like that did not happened.
    I hope the family gets 3 times what they are asking in the legal action
    that is now in te legal sytem.

  • Cit Riverview

    Here’s something to chew on, the University knew this was coming so they torn down the evidence (Building demo) what a bunch of sleaze bags.

    • Steven Sweeney

      I hope she cleans them out.The school that didn’t have money to make repairs gave Coach Gary pinkel 600k JUST for his clothes.If the widow takes that news clipping to court, CHA-CHING!

  • middleman

    I also hope the family of that firefighter makes out in court. I assume plenty of pictures have been taken of the evidence. The television stations should have plenty of them. It is an absolute disgrace to let people live in run down housing like that. Firemen have always been my heroes.

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