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Ohio senate committee approves firefighter cancer legislation

Sarah Buduson,

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A state senate committee voted Tuesday, approving legislation that will give workers’ compensation benefits to firefighters battling cancer.

The Ohio Senate Insurance Committee passed SB27, which grants firefighters workers’ compensation benefits if they are diagnosed with a cancer proven to be linked to their occupation.

During previous hearings on the bill, committee members viewed our exclusive 5 On Your Side Investigation about Ohio’s failure to pass the law to help firefighters affected by cancer.

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