6 uph. makers named in Charleston fire suit

Evans, Gary
October 2007
Furniture/Today;10/15/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p53
Trade Publication
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.


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