‘A tremendous loss’: Attorney for family of woman killed in warehouse fire speaks out

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 sat down with the attorney representing the family of a woman killed last December in a massive fireworks warehouse fire.


Elizabeth Tiralongo, 22, and three others died in the fire and a fourth person was hurt.

There are now five lawsuits against Magic in the Sky, the company that leased the property.

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Now, Tiralongo’s family said negligence led to their daughter’s death. Her family’s attorney said they have suffered an unimagible loss, and is alleging in the lawsuit that there was negligence in regards to safety and training that put employees in grave danger.

“The family suffered a tremendous loss,” said Ryan Will, the estate’s attorney. “The facility itself wasn’t equipped appropriately with any of the safety devices.”

Tiralongo had recently graduated from the University of Central Florida and was looking forward to a promising career.

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The lawsuit against that company and multiple others including SeaWorld alleges there were also no policies or procedures in place to protect the people working.

“Most of the kids that were working in this place were hired out of the food and beverage industry or the hotel and hospitality industry,” Will said. “They were brought to work in this really dangerous place, and they were given absolutely no training as to how they should conduct themselves, what they should wear, how they should protect themselves.”

See more in the video above.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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