Indiana News

No Safety Violations in Death of New Carlisle Firefighter

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) _ Indiana workplace safety officials have found no safety violations in the death of a northern Indiana volunteer firefighter in a roof collapse.
Jamie Middlebrook, the 41-year-old assistant chief of the New Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department, died Aug. 5 after part of a ceiling collapsed on him while he was fighting a fire at K-Fex Excavating & Trucking.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokesman Robert Dittmer says the agency's investigation found all training records and training for firefighters who were involved were “fully up to date.'' He says inspectors confirmed all appropriate procedures were followed in fighting the fire.
Middlebrook and another New Carlisle firefighter, Matt O'Donnell, were trying to set up a large hose inside a burning barn when the ceiling collapsed. O'Donnell suffered a broken ankle.

Related posts

Al Franken Urges David Letterman to Run for US Senate


Fisher-Price recalls 44,000 Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers, injury hazard

Brooklyne Beatty

Fort Wayne on pace to match homicide record

Darrin Wright