Alabama Family Continues Fight for Grease Trap Safety Laws

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama family is continuing its fight for new safety rules for restaurant grease traps across the nation.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Corrie Andrews’ 3-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace, died in October 2017 at an Auburn ice cream shop. She fell through the plastic covering of an underground grease trap at the establishment.

Andrews says this month’s death of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a restaurant’s grease trap in Rochester, New York, is a painful reminder of the need for safety regulations.

The Andrews family fought for state legislation in Alabama requiring grease trap lids to be constructed of sturdy materials and secured by locking mechanisms.

Now, they want those rules expanded to other parts of the nation.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,

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