MIL My building almost went up in flames. *Pics*

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  1. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I was sitting at my desk when I heard "Hey safety guy!" So I think to myself "Oh great." The guy asked me to come take a look at an office. He said there were fireworks going off in the room. The lights were off and I saw nothing, I looked at him for the punchline to come, and then I saw what he was talking about. That light that comes from electrical sparks, the real hot white blue light was coming from above the lowered ceiling tiles. I smelled the distinct smell of burning metal. We both thought that it must be one of the contractors who have been installing our new roof for the past month. It smelled like someone was welding through the metal roof and it was dropping onto the raised ceiling tiles.

    I went outside to see if there was anyone ontop of the roof, but the guys were putting on their safety harnesses getting ready to go up. I came back inside thinking it was now an electrical problem. I then heard a loud pop, much like a light bulb busting. I removed one of the ceiling tiles, looked up and saw an electrical panel with a quarter size hole burned into it. I immediatly called CE and asked for some electricians to come take a look at it.

    The electricians arrived and were amazed at how little damage was actually done. They told me it could have burned the building down if unchecked.

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    This is the ceiling tile, you can see the burn marks of the metal sparks, it kind of looks like straw.
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    This is the box with the cover removed, the brown connector is the one that was grounded.
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    Here is a closeup of the glory hole. I like to call this the "money shot"
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    This is a shot of the entire panel.
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    Another "money shot"
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    The burned connector.
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    Cliffs: Man passes buck, would rather have passed kidney stones instead.
     
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  2. galek_spoo

    galek_spoo New Member

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    wow. i'm glad i'm outta there.
     
  3. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Were you secretly hoping for the building to burn down? Our warehouse was pretty close to a brush/field fire this past spring. No damage done but there were enough ashes inside the warehouse.
     
  4. BillyJackNCoke

    BillyJackNCoke I've got something to say, I raped your mother tod

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    those conncectors should really be tapped up, especially inside a metal box
     
  5. EYOB

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    Cliffs doesn't make sense.

    I'm not falling for this shit again fucker.

    :squint:
     
  6. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Nope
     
  7. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    It was in the training office :eek3:
     
  8. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    They were up there for years. We think the recent work being done to the roof might have jarred them enough to come into contact with the metal box. Those roofers are extremely noisy and there is a lot of vibration when they drill through the existing roof.

    They are taped now.
     
  9. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :rofl:
     

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