Monday, August 8, 2016

Fire in ceiling spreads 200 feet....

The Aluminium Plant Safety Blog has talked about the importance of holding regular fire drills on every shift at random times. Why? Because fires break out at random times. Here is a recent story that emphasizes that every shift

The cause of an early morning fire at Spartan Light Metal Products in Missouri in the USA is still under investigation.

The Sparta Fire Department was called to the facility around 3 a.m. one day during the week of July 31, 2016. Officials say the fire began in the ceiling of an aluminum die-casting department and spread approximately 200 feet.

Employees were evacuated. The fire department says no one was injured. 
Crews from Steeleville Fire Department, Coulterville Fire Department, Tilden Fire Department, and MedStar Ambulance assisted at the scene.


Firefighters from Sparta and Steeleville along with Medstar Ambulance are on the scene of a fire at Spartan Light Metals in Sparta.

The picture provided by the Southern Illinois Fire Incidents Facebook page shows flames shooting through the roof of the building early Thursday morning.

The factory has been evacuated. There's no word on injuries at this time. The cause of the fire is unknown right now.

The Aluminium Plant Safety Blog has chosen to name this company in this incident to commend them on a safe and successful evacuation. Great job Spartan! The importance of having fire drills cannot be underestimated. On our plant tours we will ask a factory floor worker when their latest fire drill was. If the worker cannot instantly recall when, then it has been too long.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has a great information regarding evacuation plans and drills. It can be found here:

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