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Document ID (ISN)109061
CIS number 09-167
ISSN - Serial title 1478-3576 - Fire Engineers Journal
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Routley J.G.
Title Carolina tragedy
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, p.54-59. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract The deaths of nine firefighters in a fire at a sofa showroom in South Carolina, USA, prompted a wide-ranging investigation. This article reports on the main findings. Contents: incident summary; risks inherent to the building; firefighting operations; lessons and recommendations; steps taken by the fire department and city authorities following the tragedy.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; South Carolina; analysis of accident causes
Descriptors (secondary) USA; fire services; premises; accident descriptions; disobeying safety instructions; retail trade; role of government; enforcement; responsibilities; fire service organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Fires