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A Gallery of 38 Items - Fire, Bldg. #10, May 26, 2007
Jonathan Tanzer, a temporary worker at the former Strathmore paper mill in Turners Falls torched building #10 in that complex on May 26, 2007. "Tanzer had been working at the mill on May 6, removing copper for salvage as a temporary employee of mill owner Jerry Jones, when he cut an electrical transmission cable and received a jolt that produced burns of his head and neck. He subsequently filed a lien against Jones' Western Properties, in the amount of $1 million, in a bid for compensation. The fire occurred 20 days after he was injured. Paper-making operations at the Strathmore mill ended in 1994 when it was shut down by International Paper, with the loss of 123 jobs." Quoted source: Springfield Republican.