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Negligence – Firehouse Pole – Firefighter Injury – Statute Of Repose (access required)

A firefighter cannot sue for personal injuries suffered when a firehouse pole platform, installed in January 1999, collapsed in 2006, as the steel platform and pole are “ordinary building materials,” not “equipment, machinery or other article,” and the Supreme Court says the firefighter’s suit was not filed within the five-year statute of repose under Va. ...