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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015 | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

It's almost the end of the year!  We've compiled a list of our most popular blog posts of the year.  You'll never guess number one!

10)  Men Injured in YMCA Construction Accident  

La Crosse, WI -- Two workers were injured at the La Crosse YMCA when they were working on scaffolding that collapsed. 

9)   Does your plant have adequate fire water supply?

The issue of fire water supply was one that formerly was not a high priority for most power generating plants or industrial processing facilities. However, this aspect of fire protection has recently become a point of focus for many insurance underwriters, which has consequently elevated its importance to these facilities. 

8)  Worker Electrocuted in Construction Site Accident 

Clinton, OK -- A construction worker was electrocuted at a construction site Wednesday (10.21.15) morning.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials announced that a construction worker was standing near a dump truck that was unloading asphalt into a machine when the truck hit some overhead power lines and conducted the electricity.  The construction worker that was standing on the rear of the paving machine was electrocuted and thrown from the machine.

7)   A Look Back:  The Largest Loss Industrial Accident 

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," George Santayana.

Monday, February 1, 1999 - An explosion and fire at the Ford power plant in Dearborn, MI killed 6 people, injured 38, and caused $1 billion in property damage.  This was the most expensive industrial accident in U.S. history.

6)  Flash Fire Burns Three Workers at  Fayette Plant

Allow, WV -- Three workers were injured in a flash fire on Tuesday at a West Virginia plant.

The flash fire started when the contract workers were using a jackhammer.  They struck an electrical line, and a flash fire started.

5)  Two People Airlifted to Hospital After Strange Accident 

Newfield, NY -- Two people were airlifted to the hospital after a strange construction accident. 

One person was driving a forklift when it suddenly lost power.  The driver had no control over the power, steering, or breaks.  It careened down a hill and stopped only when it hit another construction vehicle.  Both vehicles were pushed into a hole where new culvert pipe was being put in place. 

4)  Construction Worker Killed in Accident Identified  

The construction worker who was killed while working on the Bong Bridge has been identified as 18 year old Kelsey Hagenson.

3)  The Five Worst Construction Fails Caught on Film 

Construction safety is a hot topic for us at F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems.  It's always a buzzing topic around the office and in the field.  In keeping with our interest, we have curated the worst construction safety images caught on film. 

2)  Construction Workers Walk Off Job Over Safety Concerns 

1,500 construction workers have walked off a job site because of safety concerns that have plagued the site.

Dan Bessel, a representative from the Electrical Trades Union told reporters that a water truck reversed into a set of water barriers that were meant to protect workers. 

And Number ONE.... 

1)  A Look Back:  Pepcon Disaster 

On May 4, 1988, Henderson, Nevada experienced an explosion that shook the city. The Pacific Engineering Production Company of Nevada (PEPCON) plant exploded, causing $100 million in damage, affecting 10 miles of the Las Vegas Valley, injuring 372 people, and killing 2. Looking back at fires and explosions allows us the opportunity to learn from history.