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Yarnell Hill Fire: Forestry Division Penalty One of the Largest Ever for Workplace-Safety Agency



Following up with Wednesday's news that a $559,000 penalty was assessed against the Arizona State Forestry Division for "serious" safety violations in the Yarnell Hill Fire, the agency in charge of assessing that fine says it's one of the biggest ever.

A couple of points about that fine: The forestry division has 15 days to appeal it, but if it stands, $475,000 of that money goes to the families of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, according to the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

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Matthew Hendley
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