Council Fire Deaths Sentencing

Warwickshire County Council has been fined £30,000 for health and safety breaches after four firefighters died in a warehouse fire.

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Court hears council failed in three areas to protect firemen

A court has heard how Warwickshire County Council failed in three areas to protect 4-firemen who were killed in a blaze in Atherstone on Stour in 2007.

Today Stafford Crown Court heard that the council failed in areas of training, inspection of buildings and getting operational information to firefighters.

The council has already pleaded guilty to breaching some health and safety legislation. Earlier this year three senior fire officers who were in charge of the operation were cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence. The trial continues.

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