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L&I fines Pullman $2,700 for flood rescue


October 10, 2019

Washington Department of Labor and Industries cited the City of Pullman with three violations with fines totaling $2,700 for the actions by Pullman fire department and maintenance crews during the rescue of 22 people when Grand Avenue was flooded April 9 by high water runoff from the Missouri Flat Creek drainage.

Pullman’s finance department has paid the fines after the city determined it would not appeal, according to a report issued Monday by Mayor Glenn Johnson.

The L & I violation, with a penalty of $900, was for a fire department commander allowing a maintenance employee to operate...

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