From the Chicago Sun-Times: The children of a Chicago firefighter killed in December when the roof of an abandoned laundromat collapsed during a fire are suing its owners for negligence and wrongful death.
Edward Stringer, 47, died from "compressional asphyxia from a roof collapse," according to the civil suit filed by Jennifer Stringer and Edward Stringer Jr. They are alleging that a failure by building owners Chuck M. Dai and Richard Dai to properly maintain the building directly resulted in the death of their father,Seeking unspecified damages of more than $100,000, the Stringers also seek tougher enforcement and penalties against owners of dangerous buildings from the city council and state legislature.
Their suit did not name the city or the fire department. Read the entire article here.