Train said both Hamilton and Mills suffered broken bones as a result of the incident and are still recovering from their injuries.
Presently, he said, Mills is on modified duties and hopes to return to the firetruck in the near future. Hamilton is still undergoing physiotherapy and working with medical professionals to rehabilitate before he can come back to work.
Meanwhile, Casarin – who was the “most critically injured at the time” – has been on and off light duties for the past few months and is expected to make a full return as a firefighter in the next couple weeks.
The News has also learned that the Ontario Fire Marshal’s lengthy and comprehensive investigation into the incident is complete after several months and charges have been laid.
“We have laid a part three provincial offences Fire Code charge under the Ontario Fire Code and its Section 2122,” said James Zimmerman, City of Mississauga assistant chief fire prevention and life safety.
The code states that “activities that create a hazard that are not allowed for in the original design shall not be carried out in a building unless approved provisions are made to control the hazard.”
The City confirmed in an email to The News that charges have been laid under the fire protection and prevention act against the owner and the corporation.