Alarming Absence

Number 22462
Subject Fire Departments
Source WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
State OH
Year 2005
Publication Date 04/28/05; 05/02/05; 05/03/05; 06/03/05
Summary The authors investigated reports that inspectors with the Columbus Fire prevention Bureau had missed or falsified dozens of fire inspections. The inspectors were supposed to make sure new or renovated buildings were safe for the public to occupy. There were missed inspections, allegations of intoxication on the job, and overtime fraud.
Category Computer-Assisted Reporting
Pages 27
Keywords Fire;building inspectors;Columbus Fire Prevention Bureau;Ned Pettis;Ohio Public Records Law;overtime fraud;public safety
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