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Ghost ship trial

Mark K

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My guess is that the Cities liability is not as a result of a failure to actively identify the problem but is the result of a failure to act when they became aware of the problem.
 

fatboy

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My guess is that the Cities liability is not as a result of a failure to actively identify the problem but is the result of a failure to act when they became aware of the problem.
Hated to "like" this in as much as it sucks that they did not act.
 

steveray

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Nov 25, 2009
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Why I keep telling the powers to be that we need more people to head stuff like this off...I could spend all of my career chasing violations and not serving the customers that want my help....
 

cda

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Only one of three cities I have worked for ,,, Did not do annual inspections,,,, And it seemed like their fire rate was higher:::::



Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department has no record of ever inspecting a downtown building where an explosion severely burned 11 firefighters earlier this year, and the city's top fire official acknowledged that an inspection might have led to the seizure of some of the chemicals that fueled the blast.
The business address for Smoke Tokes, a Boyd Street retailer that stored large quantities of butane for sale before it burst into flames May 16, "was not found in the LAFD fire prevention database, and records of inspection were never completed," according to a fire department report made public earlier this year.
It is unclear if the fire department has ever inspected the building, which was constructed in 1999, according to city records. The fire prevention database is used to generate lists of addresses to which individual firehouses need to send personnel for inspections.
 

e hilton

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How did the new tenant get a CO without the FD knowing. Sounds like an internal communication breakdown.
 

Sifu

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"Investment in safety is exponentially better than investment in lawsuits". I'm gonna use that or some version of it.
 
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