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Resource ID: #21016
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: Dothan Eagle (Dothan
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Date: 10/12/03

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The series of stories were related to the death of civilian Army firefighter Kerry Neis, who was employed at Fort Rucker, Ala. He he was killed on Dec. 4, 2002 by a runaway fire truck during a training exercise. Army officials were aware of past problems with this model of fire truck driving away unmanned and also of a safety kit designed to prevent driveaways from happening. The safety kit was not a mandatory fix until after Neis was killed.

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