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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's fire chief says helmet-mounted cameras no longer will be allowed after images from July's airliner crash became public.
Chief Joanne Hayes-White told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://(link tracking not allowed)/16zguEN ) she is concerned about the privacy of victims and firefighters.
That led to questions about whether the department is liable in the death of a 16-year-old who survived the crash but was run over by a fire truck. She was covered with fire-retardant foam.
she is concerned about the privacy of victims and firefighters
You know...on second thought? Maybe I'll live with the chance of seeing something like a family member in a wreck from a leak ...So negligent homicide by city worker isn't so easy to cover up and deny liability for.
Originally posted by generik
well i don't know about negligence or not. i recall reading something when it first came to light about the victim being run over, that they thought she was already dead, which implied that they DECIDED to run her over. if that is the case i would think that would be negligence.
the truly sad thing is there were a couple way that the situation could have been if not avoided altogether then much lower chance of killing a victim that could possibly have been saved. they could have had a couple "rescuers" running ahead of the trucks to find and deal with any wounded or bodies in the way.
or an even better idea that could be used in conjunction of the above or alone, would be to have a piece of equipment that has been around for over 100 years mounted on the trucks. that is a "cow catcher", like was used on locomotives for a similar purpose, to keep from running things over.
so why is it that something like this was never thought about before? i also have to wonder how many deaths have been caused by the same thing in air crashes before this, but not publicly known about, but hidden from everyone? it seems to me that in the chaos involved in an air crash that it is extremely likely to have happened before and as such there really is NO EXCUSE for not trying to keep it from happening.
the death of this victim was more than an "unfortunate occurrence". even if it has never happened before it would only seem to be common sense that it COULD happen, and thus some way(s), thought out and trained with to help deal with it. a needless death of one of the very people they are supposed to save.
It is becoming more and more apparent...nobody want to be accountable for anything they do. And public/gov service is perhaps the worst of all. No accountability what so ever.