Fla. city urged to settle claim with obese firefighter

The firefighter in question has agreed to settle for $30,000


By Gwen Filosa
Key West Citizen

KEY WEST, Fla. — The city of Key West is better off settling a worker's compensation claim with a 380-pound retired firefighter rather than risk paying 15 times that if the man suffers a heart attack, according to a city attorney.

Wilmer Bringle, 58, a Key West firefighter who retired in 2011 after 30 years on the job, has agreed to settle for $30, 000, which includes $3, 700 for his lawyer and $1, 500 for other costs.

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