Suit Filed in Firefighters Death ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Suit Filed in Firefighters Death

The family of 25-year-old Scott Charlson, a firefighter who was killed in a helicopter crash, is suing Carson Helicopter, Sikorsky, which built the helicopter, and General Electric who made the engine. The helicopter was transporting crews from a wildfire in a rugged area of the Siskiyou-Trinity national forest when it crashed on Aug 5. Nine people were killed, including seven local wildland firefighters, a Carson pilot, and a U.S. Forest Service employee. The suit asks for a to-be-determined amount for wrongful death and other claims, and the family's lawyers have asked for a jury trial.

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