Here’s some tips for keeping safe this 4th of July.
American Promotional Events is recalling approximately (36,100) units of their TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks product.
The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
Newmar Corporation has recalled (210) 2012-2015 King Aire and Essex Motorhomes.
On certain motorhomes, the retaining ring on the starter shaft may break, causing overheating of the starter and the risk of a fire.
The following are some articles related to the Grenfell Tower fire in London…
London fire: A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower
‘Grenfell changes everything’: Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK
Grenfell Tower fire: Police considering manslaughter charges
Hotpoint fridge freezer sparked Grenfell Tower fire
Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire safety concerns grow in wake of Grenfell Tower blaze
There’s a bill currently sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk (HB 1021) that, if signed, will affect the how building codes are adopted. It’s not clear at this point how fire safety will be affected in the future. We will, however, keep an eye on the codes as they are updated.
Florida has currently adopted the International Code Council’s Florida Building Code, 5th edition (2014), and the National Fire Protection Association’s Florida Fire Prevention Code, 5th Edition (2014).
The following manufacturers have recalled vehicles for fire related problems.
Columbia Northwest, Inc. has recalled (40) 2017 and 2018 Aliner Ascape trailers. The LP gas bottle trays may be attached to the frames with the wrong fasteners, which could become loose from the trailer during travel. This could lead to loose connections and a fire or explosion.
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V330-2955.PDF Continue reading “Fire Related Vehicle Recalls”
What happens when lawmakers ignore the work of fire investigators? Could this incredible tragedy be avoided?
Here’s what we know now (11am EST):
At just before 1am (London Time) this morning, a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a public housing tower in North Kensington, London, England. The 24 -story Grenfell Tower, originally built in 1974, has approximately 120 individual apartment style units. The tower underwent a $11,000,000 (8.7 million pound) refurbishment, which was completed in May of 2016. The refurbishment did not include the installation of a fire sprinkler system. Continue reading “London Grenfell Towerblock Fire -is lawmaker failure to blame?”
So, you’ve got this case on your desk. The investigator is telling you it’s arson. Whether you’re a prosecutor or defense lawyer in a criminal matter or the attorney for the insurance company or homeowner in a civil arson case, you have a decision to make. Move forward, accept the case or reject it and use your valuable time and resources on another case.
Here’s 4 strong warning signs that the investigator may have gotten it wrong. Continue reading “Was it really Arson? 4 warning signs the investigator got it wrong.”
Summer is here. It’s time for family, friends, fun and grilling out. It’s also the time when injuries related to grilling spike.
We’ve compiled some simple ways for you to stay safe this summer.
On February 15, 2017 natural gas leaking from a pipeline exploded in Refugio, Texas – southwest of Houston. It was the second such incident in as many weeks. The previous incident occurred in Paridas, Louisiana – west of New Orleans – Friday February 10. No one was injured in the Texas event. Two workers were reported injured and one missing and presumed dead in Louisiana.
This type of incident is far from rare. Over the past twenty years, pipeline accidents have averaged over 100 per year. With the number of pipelines increasing due to the recent upsurge in domestic natural gas and oil production, and existing pipelines aging, the number of leaks, fires and explosions is likely to increase. Continue reading “Pipeline Explosions are far from rare.”