The Harrington Group

Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Chocolate Storage Warehouse

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014

A Thanksgiving fire destroyed a 1-800-FLOWERS.COM chocolate storage warehouse in Maple Heights, Ohio. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that housed Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the fire, but the facility was so severely damaged that it will likely be inoperable...read the full article

Fatal Tank Explosion Caused by Hot Work

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released its findings following their investigation into a fatal tank explosion that occurred on July 28, 2014 at the Omega Protein facility located in Moss Point, Mississippi. The July explosion killed 25-year old Jerry Lee Taylor II and injured three other subcontractors. In the statement, CSB Chairperson Rafael...read the full article

Dale Hansen Appointed Principal on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust

Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Harrington Group is pleased to announce that Dale Hansen, one of our firm’s Principals and Senior Fire Protection Engineers, has been appointed Principal on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (CMD-FUN). NFPA Technical Committees serve in the development and revision of NFPA documents. CMD-FUN has been tasked with...read the full article

Photovoltaic Panels and Fire Fighting Challenges

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

In September, a fire grew out of control and destroyed the Dietz & Watson 300,000 square foot refrigeration facility in Delanco, New Jersey.  This 11-alarm fire was hindered by the fact that roof was equipped with 7,000 photovoltaic panels.  The investigation is still open, but reports state that firefighting operations were hindered by the large...read the full article

Hot Work Incident Causes $1 Million in Damages to Tampa Brewery

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Recently, a fire broke out at the Yuengling brewery facility located in Tampa, Florida. No employees were injured and one firefighter suffered minor injuries from the fire, which took about an hour to get under control. Also, although none of the product was jeopardized, damage estimates are close to $1 million. According to Jim Helmke,...read the full article