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Firefighters injured in collapse no longer work for Hall Co.
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HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Three Hall County firefighters injured in July 2014 after their ladder truck collapsed no longer work for Hall County.

The firefighters -- T.J. Elliott, Will Griffin, and Stephen Jackson -- were hurt after falling 45 feet during a training exercise.

After the crash, the county came under fire as 11Alive News uncovered the truck's long history of mechanical problems. The firefighters later sued the truck maker. 

11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom reports that their final day was Jan. 31.

According to Hall County spokesperson Katie Crumley, the three received workers compensation and benefits for the year and a half after the incident. 

Hall County spokesperson Katie Crumley said in a statement: 

All three firefighters injured in the July 2014 training incident are still employed with Hall County Government.  Since the incident 18 months ago, they have received workers compensation and have maintained full benefits.  They are not currently working in an active capacity for Hall County Government. 

Unfortunately, a dire need remains to fill all active duty positions to improve departmental staffing levels within Hall County Fire Services and ensure adequate public safety for the Hall County community. 

Several months ago, all three were encouraged to review a list of available job openings within Hall County Government and were met with to discuss their employment options as we move forward. 

We continue to wish them well in their recoveries, and we have great appreciation for the service that all three have provided to the citizens of Hall County.

Crumley said no other comment would be made at this time.

RELATED | Hall County letter | Report of findings

 


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