Gabriel Terry, a volunteer firefighter working out of Tuolumne County, in 2011 was part of a crew sent to fight a wildland fire that started because Turlock Irrigation District employees let their brush pile blaze get out of control. He fell into a unmarked mine shaft, suffering multiple injuries that ended his firefighting career . He was the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit against the district and the property owner, but it was denied in Stanislaus County Superior Court when TID attorneys cited the “firefighter’s rule.”
Gabriel Terry, a volunteer firefighter working out of Tuolumne County, in 2011 was part of a crew sent to fight a wildland fire that started because Turlock Irrigation District employees let their brush pile blaze get out of control. He fell into a unmarked mine shaft, suffering multiple injuries that ended his firefighting career . He was the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit against the district and the property owner, but it was denied in Stanislaus County Superior Court when TID attorneys cited the “firefighter’s rule.” Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
Gabriel Terry, a volunteer firefighter working out of Tuolumne County, in 2011 was part of a crew sent to fight a wildland fire that started because Turlock Irrigation District employees let their brush pile blaze get out of control. He fell into a unmarked mine shaft, suffering multiple injuries that ended his firefighting career . He was the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit against the district and the property owner, but it was denied in Stanislaus County Superior Court when TID attorneys cited the “firefighter’s rule.” Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

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Injured volunteer gets the shaft thanks to ‘firefighter’s rule’

May 07, 2016 1:47 PM

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