- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) - An investigation into a deadly blaze says a series of mistakes by fire crews led to poor visibility for rescuers, including a veteran Cincinnati firefighter who died when he plunged into a fifth-floor elevator shaft.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (https://cin.ci/2aatZV0 ) the findings were released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on Tuesday. The investigation largely agrees with one released by the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Both reports conclude Daryl Gordon died on March 26, 2015, when he walked through an elevator door that should have been locked and highlight mistakes by fire crews leading up to the fatal fall.

The NIOSH report says a delay in getting water on the fire contributed to smoke conditions. It says visibility was 5 feet or less when Gordon opened elevator shaft door.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, https://www.enquirer.com

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