TITLE

6 uph. makers named in Charleston fire suit

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Gary
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;10/15/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the lawsuit filed by the estate of Melvin Champaign against six upholstery makers, owners of The Sofa Super Store, a contractor, and manufacturers of the store's fire doors in Charleston, South Carolina. Champaign was one of the nine firefighters killed in a fire that destroyed the furniture store. The lawsuit accuses that the fire ignited polyurethane in the upholstery, which created a "toxic, ultrahazardous" environment for the firefighters.
ACCESSION #
27100059

 

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