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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, the full article

NFPA Recognized for Standard Development Response

Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Earlier this month, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) its highest level of approval for exceeding the agency’s recommendations in the development of NFPA 56: Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems. In June 2010, the CSB urged the full article

Recent Industrial Dryer Fire: Top Lesson Learned

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Last month, Kentucky firefighters responded to a fire inside a large, industrial dryer at the R.R. Donnelley plant located in Dannville. The dryer is used to dry ink on magazines after they are printed, using extremely hot air. According to Fire Chief Woody Ball, an unidentified mechanical failure caused resin to build up inside the full article

Three Strategies to Minimize Loss from Industrial Oven and Dryer Fires

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Last month, fire broke out in a production oven processing a rubber product at American National Rubber Co., located in Ceredo, West Virginia. No injuries were reported in the incident. The fire ignited inside the oven, apparently from self-heating of an accumulation of combustible residue. The fire spread into the exhaust ductwork, also facilitated the full article

Florida Propane Explosion Likely Caused by Equipment Failure and Human Error

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the massive propane explosion that recently injured eight people at the Blue Rhino propane plant located in Tavares. Local authorities do not suspect arson or foul play, but do believe that human error and equipment failure may have caused the blast. The Blue Rhino the full article