Fires at Construction Sites: A Spotlight on Safety

construction site fire hazardsFires are common at construction sites.  There is a wealth of fire hazards and a lack of fire protection.  Check out our article on the hazards and mitigation at construction sites.

Every 20 seconds a fire department is called to a fire in the United States.  Construction sites have an abundance of fire hazards that make fires a very real risk.  Property loss is estimated at $9.8 billion a year, and the US Fire Administration believes that construction site fires have an even bigger loss.  With a lack of detection, protection, and even more hazards - fires can devastate a construction site.

Why do fires start at construction sites?

Workplace fires start for a variety of reasons:  electricity, chemicals, flammable liquids, compressed gases, poor housekeeping, welding, cutting, and smoking.

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