Sun Prairie explosion

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Sun Prairie explosion

Postby Shorty » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:12 pm

Doesn't sound good.

Several buildings leveled after gas line explodes in Sun Prairie
https://www.channel3000.com/news/gas-li ... /766239183

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Re: Sun Prairie explosion

Postby Cadfael » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Corner of East and West Main, and North and South Bristol Street. That was one big explosion. One firefighter dead, one building completely gone, three more pretty much rubble, several others damaged.

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Re: Sun Prairie explosion

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:23 pm

Did the fireman die in the explosion or in fighting the fire?

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Re: Sun Prairie explosion

Postby Shorty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:43 pm

I don't know but here is who to blame.

Subcontractor working in Sun Prairie before explosion identified
Bear Communications identifies VC Tech, Inc.
https://www.channel3000.com/news/subcon ... /767784920

"A spokesman for Bear Communications released a statement to News 3 Friday saying that the work performed in the Sun Prairie area was performed by VC Tech, Inc. "VC Tech was working in the area prior to the blast, and when VC Tech's employees smelled gas they notified authorities of the gas leak and assisted in evacuating people from the area before the explosion occurred," the statement reads. "

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Re: Sun Prairie explosion

Postby gargantua » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:25 pm

Bwis53 wrote:Did the fireman die in the explosion or in fighting the fire?

This hasn't been disclosed to my knowledge. I believe that he and other responders arrived to evacuate people due to the gas leak, and were killed/injured by the explosion they were trying to protect others from.

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Re: Sun Prairie explosion

Postby Wino » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:45 am

gargantua wrote:
Bwis53 wrote:Did the fireman die in the explosion or in fighting the fire?

This hasn't been disclosed to my knowledge. I believe that he and other responders arrived to evacuate people due to the gas leak, and were killed/injured by the explosion they were trying to protect others from.

https://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime/unnamed-contractor-responsible-for-sun-prairie-explosion-injured-firefighter-ryan/article_e59cf6da-b360-5869-a1fe-c1b1460c2273.html
Teams of two went to the nearby buildings to shut off the gas, but as Welch and Capt. Cory Barr were leaving the Barr House, which Barr owned with his wife, the building exploded. Barr died from his injuries.

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Re: Sun Prairie explosion

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:36 pm

OSHA finds 2 companies involved in Sun Prairie explosion committed 'serious' safety violations

While those responsible for the explosion and death might not be criminally liable, these findings by OSHA will most likely result in civil liability and subsequent costly law suits.


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