Report finds no human error in Moscow firefighter's death

Report finds no human error in Moscow firefighter's death

Report finds no human error in Moscow firefighter's death

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service says human error was not responsible for the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter last summer in northern Idaho.


   The Lewiston Tribune reports that the agency's 43-page serious accident investigation report by a nine-person team released Friday did not "find any reckless actions or violations of policy or protocol."


   Earlier this month, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a citation to a fire management organization and proposed a $14,000 fine for serious safety violations inspectors with that agency say led to the death of the firefighter.


   Last August a firefighting crew was battling the Steep Corner Fire near Orofino when several trees fell. One of those falling trees killed 20-year-old Anne Veseth of Moscow.

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