The widow of an FDNY firefighter -who was killed after the set of an Edward Norton film caught fire in Harlem- is now suing the city for not providing her husband with a safe work environment.
Eileen Davidson, who lost her husband Michael in March of 2018, filed the suit on Monday at the Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming that the city had issued building permits to film despite knowing that there were threats.
“The City was aware of alterations in the premises, the inoperability of the sprinkler system and the addition of flammable and combustible materials to the premises as a result of the movie production,” the document states.
According to the New York Post, the city allowed alterations to be made so the building was more flammable and therefore required additional fire safety resources.
The massive fire, which required considerable effort to extinguish, ultimately ended with Michael Davidson losing his life.
“This was a tragic incident. We’ll review the case,” a rep with the city Law Department said.
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