Home » News » Public Safety
Company involved in Manchester diesel tank blast was fined in 2001
Garcia, a teenager at the time of the accident, said she wasn't aware that the company had been fined $125 and that it had admitted no wrongdoing.
Daniel Lowry, communications director for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, which proposed the penalty, said Friday that penalties are "not based on the fact someone was killed. ... It's based on what the company did wrong or if the company did anything wrong."
In the Sept. 9 fire, a work light fell into the tank and onto a power roller used to spray a chemical mixture onto fiberglass in the tank, Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Rick Clement said.
Donald Scott, 24, of Andrews, S.C., was in critical condition and unconscious, Clement said. "They say every day he's still living is a good sign," he said.
Clement said his department's investigation showed a supervisor narrowly escaped injury, leaving the tank "within seconds" before the flash fire.
"The flash fire is what killed my brother-in-law in an up-ground tank," Robeson said in a phone interview from Missouri."We had a closed casket."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Motorcyclist suffers minor injuries in Saturday crash in Laconia - 0
- 18-year-old located with mother, brother on Mount Monadnock - 0
- Two killed in North Hampton plane crash - 0
- New fire training facility proposed in Nashua - 0
- 2 die in North Hampton plane crash - 0
- NH police on lookout for drunken drivers - 5
- Marine Patrol called to multiple crashes - 0
- Hiker rescued on Mount Monadnock - 0
- Laconia accident results in minor injuries for motorcyclist - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Know the Law: Know your rights when dealing with debt collectors - 0
- Ask SCORE: Getting help with routine chores allows owners to focus on critical issues - 0
- Another View - Richard Ober: We have to act now to stop the decline in NH's future prospects - 0
- Another View: Gordon Humphrey -- Rubens will bring principled, courageous leadership to Senate - 0
- Firefly dress could set the world on fire - 0
- As school year starts, talk of new testing begins in Manchester - 0
- Wildcats focus on positives following opening loss - 0
- NHIAA Field Hockey Preview: Exeter, Pinkerton girls thinking big - 0
- Frank Jones' foray into ale-making in Portsmouth is a success - 0
Two killed in North Hampton plane crash
DWI License Revocations
Sherborne takes Manchester city golf crown
The JV team: Obama's unbelievable admission
'Our job is to rebuild that middle class'
Another View: Gordon Humphrey -- Rubens will bring principled, courageous leadership to Senate
Derry councilors seek input on land use tax