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Parents sue Scottsdale over death of son at a fire station

Posted: 7:56 AM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 14:30:32Z

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against Scottsdale over the death of a child at a fire station earlier this year.

Authorities say 16-month-old Joey Reiss was with his parents on tour of the station Feb. 3 when he was crushed by an automatically closing bay door.
He died from head and skull injuries at a hospital two days later.
The lawsuit filed by the boy's parents says the fire department should have put signs, sounds or a barrier near the bay door to prevent such an accident.
The suit doesn't seek a specific damage amount, but a previous notice of claim filed against the city sought $9 million.
Scottsdale officials say they dispute many of the factual and legal claims in the lawsuit and will defend the matter.