Stories: Fire

Europe just got safer

Europacable, the European Association representing the leading cable manufacturers in Europe, have signed a charter committing them to take actions that not only meet, but also exceed minimum requirements regarding cable safety. In late April 2015, the leading wire and cable makers in Europe met…

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Elevator cables the source when a 142-year un...

Elevator cables that overheated caused a fire that burned down a 142-year-old Galatasaray University building, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013. In the beginning the fire was so small the fire fighters were about to leave. But the fire had spread with the cables and 10 minutes…

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Power cables put the Washington Metro on fire...

The crisis occurred just south of L’Enfant Plaza. PVC cables had caught fire whereas toxic vapour and black smoke filled an immobile train, causing the death of one passenger and injuring and hurting many more. Read the full story at The Washington Post

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