Oregon firefighters’ families sue after helicopter crash
Family of 2 firemen killed in California helicopter crash sue for $10 million.
San Francisco, CA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Two lawsuits were filed today in Multnomah County by the families of two contract firefighters who were killed in a Northern California helicopter crash last summer. The Associated Press reported the suits were filed by the families of Matthew Hammer, 23 of Grant pass and Bryan Rich, 29 of Medford.
Court documents reveal the families are suing Carson Helicopters, General Electric, Columbia Helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft and Untied Technologies for negligence, wrongful death and product liability seeking $10 million in damages for each firefighter. The helicopter killed 9 people after take off and crashed into Shasta-Trinity National Forest last summer. This first lawsuit was filed filed last September by lawyers representing the estate of one of the other 9 fatal crash victims.
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