OSHA releases final report on fatal Ramos fire

It includes Sterling, Rock Falls replies to some criticisms, and the agency’s response

Garrett Ramos
A fire that occurred at 10031 Ridge Road in rural Rock Falls was responded to by 13 departments and a CGH EMS support unit. The family in residence and their pets escaped safely; however, the fire led to the death of Sterling Fire Department Lt. Garrett Ramos.
Ramos was killed while battling a fire early Saturday morning in Rock Falls.
Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.