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Firetruck brakes failed, test says

Local supports hiring mechanics who join union

By John C. Drake and Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / January 21, 2009

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A detailed inspection of Ladder 26, the Boston firetruck that crashed into an apartment building and killed a firefighter this month, appears to confirm what fire officials suspected: The brakes failed as the truck barreled down a street in Mission Hill. (Full article: 624 words)

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