Boiler inspections should occur more frequently for public safety
“Two years after a deadly boiler explosion in Soulard killed four people, there’s some closure for the victims.
We’re learning more about a $47 million dollar global settlement reached between all of the defendants and plaintiffs.
The settlement is a big victory for the plaintiffs. But many industry experts are still worried that regular inspections are not being done and this type of tragedy could happen again.
On the morning of April 3, 2017, a boiler at the Loy-Lange Box Company exploded, launching debris the size of a full-sized van more than 500 feet away. That debris came crashing through the roof of Faultless Healthcare Linen.
Three of those who lost their lives were on their first day on the job at Faultless.”
Read more about this case and settlement here.
Experts in the industry are claiming that boiler inspections aren’t happening frequently enough. In order to prevent tragedies like the one above, proper care and maintenance needs to be performed. If you search the news, boiler explosions aren’t so rare that they are deemed a freak accident. The consequences of loss of life shouldn’t be the driving factor for inspections, but rather something that is done on a regular basis.
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