Disturbing discovery at Deutsche Bank

September 5, 2008 4:25:48 PM PDT
It was just one year ago that a tossed lit cigarettes caused the deadly fire at the Deutsche Bank building in Lower Manhattan. Two firefighters died in the fire.

Now, there are new safety concerns at the building. Several empty packs of cigarettes and beer cans have been discovered in the building, fire inspectors said.

"It's the same business as usual. Disgusting," Joe Graffagnino Sr. said.

He lost his son, Joseph Jr., in the tragic bank fire that killed also killed firefighter Robert Beddia. The fire marshal determined a cigarette started that fire.

Borough president Scott Stringer demanded better safety oversight after the fire. He bristled at the fact inspectors have found discarded cigarettes and beer cans on different floors.

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