VIDEO: A proposed bill in the State House would make cancer an occupational disease for firefighters.
Local fire officials said this would help with workers’ compensation, and if a current or former firefighter passed away from cancer, it would be considered a line-of-duty death.
“The nature of the business is you work around carcinogens and there’s a really good chance that something’s going to happen,” said Rob Mullaney, president of the Horry County Professional Firefighters.
– PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WMBF-TV NBC Myrtle Beach
Source: SEAFC National Fire News