- 11:38 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Jackie Borchardt at Cleveland.com is reporting that Michael Palumbo, a northeastern Ohio fire captain who fought for compensation and benefits for firefighters who have cancer has died.
“Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo Jr. Act in January. The law provides presumptive worker’s compensation for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer, if the firefighter was assigned to hazardous duty for six or more years and if they can prove they were exposed to high-level carcinogens while on the job,” Borchardt reports.