A Case of Fire Safety in the Philippines
If you are a fan of the tv screen series 24, you could have heard about the Smok Novo 2. The show is approximately a group of Russian terrorists which were given a present of a powerful semi-automatic rifle. The group was given instructions on how best to make the gun work. Well, in cases like this the group had to put it to good use! This is what happened.
The initial thing that happened was whenever a waiter asked them for his or her money. They all except one group member had no money, so he asked him if he could go and get some cash for them. The group laughed at him and told him they would have their money taken care of later. Then a loud noise was heard and smoke began to fill the air.
A guard saw the smoke and quickly developed security guards. Among the guards used his power to switch off the Smok Novo 2 machine and then called in the rest of the team. He activated the self-defense system and then the group could note that there was smoke all over the place. One at a time they tried to open the doors but to no avail.
Then one of the terrorists ran towards them. He opened the Smok Novo 2 machine and began shooting. Another terrorists tried to shoot him as well but to no avail. Then one of the guards took aim at the terrorist who had fired the Smok Novo 2 machine. The terrorist who was simply hit in the leg by one of the bullets passed away and the others ran away.
One of the security guards took among the bodies and dragged him to a waiting ambulance. The ambulance became popular without further delay. The ambulance attained the hospital within a few minutes. The doctors and the nurses examined the person and determined that he had no bullet wounds. His wounds were superficial.
Following a thorough checkup, it was found that the man had died due to smoke inhalation. It was discovered that he previously lit a cigarette and have been playing with fire. Apparently, he had set his Smok Novo 2 machine Puff Bar Flavors burning. There were no major injuries to his body. However the fire got control of him and the authorities were alerted.
The CCTV cameras captured the entire incident on tape. The entire team and the security guard who happened to be in the area at the time of the explosion saw the entire incident. It was an excellent lesson for the guards to always be on their toes and very careful when handling suspicious individuals or inflammable materials. This is especially true in case of Smok Novo 2 as one has to ensure that you can find no flammable material nearby to avoid mishaps like this.
The CCTV images show an individual, who had a long beard and was in his early twenties, putting the Smok Novo 2 machine burning. The man who was doing this had no previous experience with welding. One security guard was standing in front of the machine and warned the other one not to touch the equipment. The man did so and the guard immediately called the fire department. The team arrived at the scene a short time after and removed the device.
The person who was simply welding on the Smok Novo 2 had tried to flee but eventually ended up falling from the burning machine. One of the firemen who arrived on the scene was able to grab the man and transfer him to the trunk of an ambulance. The ambulance arrived at the scene just in time to attend to the man. The fire department arrived a couple of minutes after and took the man in for emergency care. An ambulance was called and the fire department left as the firemen handled the fire at the Smok Novo plant.
A search of the complete plant was done by the fire department plus the police. They found no signs of any fire and all the employees and machines were accounted for. One of many managers of the plant was questioned by the police and his testimony was also cross checked by the fire department. The investigator who looked at the video tapes came to the conclusion that the cause of the fire was due to negligence and lack of focus on safety.
The manager of the plant was charged with 3 counts of negligence and something count of dangerous working conditions. He faces a maximum fine of one million dollars and may face jail time if convicted. You can find more charges pending against him aswell. It is unknown if he’s got already taken a plea bargain. As of this writing, there are still no other employees in the plant currently facing serious charges for negligence or fire hazards.