The Aluminium Plant Safety blog informs about accidents and near misses that occur in aluminium plants, cast houses, foundries, smelters, etc. that are around the world. Dust, molten metal steam explosions, fires, moving vehicles accidents, etc. will be covered. It is not this blog's intention to place blame on either company nor worker(s), but the hope that awareness of these accidents brings education and prevention of recurrence.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Fire breaks out....building destroyed...
The importance of
following your training and evacuating when called to is highlighted in this
A portion of a
building being used by an aluminium extrusion company burned one morning during
the week of March 12, 2017, causing extensive damage to the structure, but no
one was injured in the blaze.
extrusion company had been leasing the structure for the past few months.
“We got in
here before Christmas,” said president of the company. “We’re using it to build
some new production lines that will eventually be in our new plant here that
we’re building, also in our plant in (USA) and (overseas).”
full-time workers in the building at the time of the fire, which was called in
around 8:30 a.m., but everyone made it out safely.
“We had some
engineers, some maintenance people, and some operators too, but everyone made
it out,” company president said.
“The roof is
ruined, but the contents, I hope, are salvageable,” said local fire chief.
Plant Safety Blog is pleased that all the workers in this facility were able to
evacuate safely when the fire broke out. We repeatedly hound on the importance
of quick evacuation. Why? Because we know the names of the workers who (for
whatever reason) did not make it out of an aluminium plant when a fire broke
out. Sad but true.