SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - 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.