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Judge Approves Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit of Columbia Firefighter

Mar 14, 2017
University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

A settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a Columbia firefighter against the UM System Board of Curators was approved by a judge Monday. 

The sum of the settlement remains confidential.

On Feb. 22, 2014, Lt. Bruce Britt died when a walkway where he was standing partially collapsed. He and other firefighters had responded to a report of a roof collapse at the University Village apartments, which were owned by MU. 

University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday at the University Village Apartment Complex on South Providence Road in Columbia, according to the Columbia Tribune.

University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has filed a claim regarding the lawsuit for the wrongful death of Lieutenant Bruce Britt.

University Village Apartments
Miranda Metheny / KBIA

  A recent walkway collapse at an apartment complex for graduate students and their families has led more than 500 people to ask the University of Missouri to move a child-care center to a safer location.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 549 people have signed a petition concerning the day-care center after the fatal walkway collapse. Twenty-three-year city firefighter Bruce Britt died after he fell from the second-floor walkway at University Village on February 22.

Memorial service honors firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt

Feb 27, 2014
Tony Nochim / KBIA

A memorial service was held at The Crossing Thursday in honor of Lieutenant Bruce Britt, who served on the Columbia Fire Department for 23 years and died in action last weekend.