Virginia Beach Examines Cylinder Explosion

February 2006
Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Virginia Beach Fire Department has investigated a fire that occurred in February 2006 inside a medical jump bag aboard a fire department ladder truck and the subsequent rupture of a portable oxygen cylinder inside the bag. Investigators found that the causes were the compressed gas sealing, the ignition mechanism and the use of adjustable steel wrench to open and close the cylinder valve.


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