The family of one of the firefighters who died in a building collapse last year filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the buildings owners.
The building collapse claimed the lives of firefighters Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer last December. The firefighters had responded to a fire in an abandoned building on East 75th Street. The building’s roof sudden and unexpected collapse proved deadly.
Stringer’s daughter, Jennifer, 23, said “My dad, Edward Stringer, lost his life because of a negligent owner. Neither my father nor his comrade would have died that day if this building had been properly secured or better yet, torn down.”