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THE DUPONT PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

97 Fatalities

The DuPont Plaza Hotel & Casino inferno occurred on a New Year’s Eve and is known today as one of the deadliest hotel fires in U.S. History.  The fire was set by three disgruntled employees who were involved in a labor dispute with ownership, killing 97 and injuring 140.  T.J. Russo Consultants was retained on behalf of families who lost loved ones.  We were tasked with investigating the origin and cause of the incident as well as life safety and code issues that contributed to the loss of life.  Our team of investigators spent more than two weeks processing the scene and worked closely alongside federal and local law enforcement.