The glass industry in the U.S. and around the world is rightly considered as one of the safest and technologically advanced. However, even the most advanced glass manufacturers are not secured from the risks of accidents and incidents. Just a few days ago, Home Glass Repair Chandler learned about a fire accident at the Johns Manville, Richmond, USA. Only thanks to the professional actions of firefighters and emergency rescuers, the company was able to avoid the major damage to its premises and, more importantly, employees.
Based on what Home Glass Repair Chandler knows about the problem, the Friday morning for Johns Manville in Richmond began with fire. The fire was caused by a loosening of a hopper that further led to spilling of molten glass inside the firm’s manufacturing premises. The accident occurred in one of the firm’s facilities located at 814 Richmond Avenue. The temperature of molten glass spilled over as a result of the accident could readily exceed 2,100 points. Home Glass Repair Chandler believes that, if not for the timely actions of the local firefighters, the molten glass could readily destroy the entire building and become a direct threat to the lives and health of workers.
Unfortunately, the scope of the damage caused by the incident is yet unknown. The temperature within the building is too high to let anyone walk in and assess its current state. The tragic incident has far-reaching implications for understanding the nature of glass manufacturing and related industries: it is always better to prevent than mitigate. The accident can become a good lesson for thousands of glass manufacturers in all parts of the world. The technology and safety of glass manufacturing operations should be constantly monitored. Whether or not the case at Johns Manville was human-made or technology-based is still unknown. In any case, it is just another reason for a glass manufacturer to reconsider the quality of their safety precautions.