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Personal Watercraft Explosion Hazards

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 a man in... [Read more]


Tank Design Reduces Post Collision Fires

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 motorcycle gas tank is dented, decreasing the internal volume and dramatically... [Read more]


Un avertissement peut-il être ”en panne?”

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... [Read more]


Arc Mapping: A useful tool for discovering a fire’s origin

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 artifact removal. Analyze: Examine each suspected site to confirm... [Read more]


When is a Warning Defective?

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 the hazard cannot be designed out, the engineer must guard or contain... [Read more]


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