- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The family of a Chicago firefighter who died when he fell down a warehouse elevator shaft has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owner.

Julie Capuano is firefighter Daniel Capuano’s wife. She filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County court against Anilroshi, the company that owns the warehouse in the city’s South Side. Daniel Capuano died Monday after falling into an unprotected elevator shaft while trying to find the source of the fire. The 42-year-old was a father of three.

The lawsuit accuses Anilroshi of negligence and not having work permits. The city is seeking to demolish the building but a judge has ruled it will remain standing while inspectors complete investigations.

Anilroshi attorney Patrick Cummings says no violations or citations were issued at the property since renovations began.

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