Parents of fallen firefighter filing lawsuit

Robin Broxterman
Robin Broxterman

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The parents of a Colerain Township fire captain have filed a wrongful death lawsuit more than a year after their daughter died on the job.

Donald and Arlene Zang filed the suit against Matt and Sharon Cones, the owners of the Squirrelnest Lane home where Robin Broxterman died while battling a fire. They say a faulty furnace caused the floor to collapse, sending Broxterman into the flames. Investigators ruled the cause of the fire as electrical after an oscillating fan in a cedar closet malfunctioned.

The suit also names Motorola, which made the radio Broxterman was using and Morning Pride LLC, which makes firefighting clothing and Honeywell, who makes alarm systems, thermostats and other building products.

The suit was filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. No hearings have been scheduled as of yet.

Firefighter Brian Schira also died in the fire.
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