Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Lake Wylie Pilot 07/13/2012– “According to York County Sheriff’s Office, a 31-year-old male from Waxhaw, N.C., was riding a Sea-Doo personal watercraft near Buster Boyd Bridge when it stalled. When he tried to re-crank, the vehicle exploded. Witnesses say he was blown to bridge height.” WESTMINSTER, S.C. 05/28/2012– “A watercraft explosion is responsible for injuring [...]

Motorcycle accidents are often angled collisions, a type of accident which occurs when a motorcycle is impacted by another vehicle on the side or obliquely. Such accidents occur at road intersections or when a vehicle is joining the main flow of traffic, e.g., a vehicle leaving a gas station. In some of these collisions, the [...]

Vous pourriez vous poser cette question: “Un avertissement peut-il être “en panne?” Il est bien connu que, lorsque les ingénieurs considèrent les risques et la sécurité des produits, ils doivent suivre ce que l’on nomme, habituellement, la “hiérarchie sécuritaire”. La sécurité n’est jamais une option. “La hiérarchie sécuritaire” est comme suit: Eliminer les risques d’un [...]

Arc mapping is a useful tool in helping fire investigators and electrical engineers locate the area of origin of a structure fire. Here are the general steps in generating an arc map: Conduct an arc survey: Locate all evidence of electrical activity in structure wiring. Document: Tag, photograph and diagram locations of arcing prior to [...]

So, you may ask, how can a “warning” be broken or defective? As is well known, engineers in considering hazards and safety in a product must follow what is commonly referred to as the “Engineering Hierarchy.” This is because safety is never optional. The hierarchy is as follows: Design out the hazard from the product. [...]

If your job duties require you to enter the premises of a fire loss which is under investigation, here are a few simple rules you should follow to prevent the accidental contamination and alteration of the fire scene. Rule #1 – Avoid disturbing the fire scene. Whether you are the first or fortieth person to [...]

Arc mapping is a very useful tool for helping the fire investigator determine the area of origin. Arcing is an electrical phenomenon which occurs between two energized conductors or an energized conductor and ground. It happens when the insulation around an energized conductor breaks down and an electrically conductive pathway is formed. It can be [...]

According to information provided by the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 80 percent of all fires occur in the home. In 2007 these fires resulted in 2,865 civilian fire deaths, 13,600 fire injuries and $7.4 billion in direct damage. What if there was a way to reduce the risk of dying from fires within the [...]