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Legal Tribunal | Grenfell firefighter sacked for health and safety violation

Grenfell firefighter sacked for health and safety violation

A firefighter who helped tackle the Grenfell blaze is taking his employer to a tribunal after he was sacked for breaking health and safety rules – the Sun reports.

Charlie Kaye was fired after he entered a burning property in Essex without his work partner to try to rescue someone he believed was still trapped inside. His team had already rescued a woman, who suffered from dementia, who claimed her son was still inside the building. However, there was nobody left to be saved.

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Comments (2)

  • VeniVidiVici
    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 1:46pm GMT
    I hardly think that a firefighter should have to consider losing his job when attempting to rescue someone.
    There certainly isn't time for a risk assessment to be carried out before entering a burning building.
    Another sad case in the news recently involving a car rolling into a river with a small child inside. A courageous policewoman dived into a freezing turbulent river in a rescue attempt. She acted selflessly with extreme bravery. I hope she doesn't fall foul of similar regulations.
  • Gary
    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 1:09pm GMT
    Disgraceful and I would certainly put my name to any petition asking for his reinstatement!