No human error in firefighter's death according to report

No human error in firefighter's death according to report

No human error in firefighter's death according to report

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 16 at 2:59 PM

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho -- The U.S. Forest Service says human error was not responsible for the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter last summer in northern Idaho.

The Lewiston Tribune reports  that the agency's 43-page serious accident investigation report by a nine-person team released Friday did not "find any reckless actions or violations of policy or protocol."

Earlier this month, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a citation to a fire management organization and proposed a $14,000 fine for serious safety violations inspectors with that agency say led to the death of the firefighter.

Last August a firefighting crew was battling the Steep Corner Fire near Orofino when several trees fell. One of those falling trees killed 20-year-old Anne Veseth of Moscow.

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