Welders set scrap car alight while removing parts

| 15/05/2014

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service was called out to a blaze in the area of George Town landfill on Wednesday but this time it wasn’t Mount Trashmore that was on fire. A spokesperson for the fire service said it had received a call around noon from a member of the public stating that the dump was on fire. As a result the domestic crews responded immediately but soon found when they got to the area that the fire was not at the landfill but in the vicinity of the Redimix Concrete Plant. Fire crews discovered thata car which was being scraped for parts had been set alight by the welders as a result of leaking gas.

Fuel had reportedly leaked out from the tank on the frame of the car and that together with the men using a welding torch to cut the axel from the car the sparks ignited the gas. The vehicle then burst into flames but when the fire crews arrived the men at the scene had managed to extinguish the blazing vehicle. However, the fire service also wet the car to cool it down more and ensure it would not re-ignite.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If you look at the DCI  website that company Cayman Recycling has not paid the fees

    and either has the next door neighbor doing scrap metals but in all fairness the neighbor has a T&B in construction.so i guess that counts.

     

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    Always been amazed that welding can be done so close to gas tanks without something exploding. The welders seem super confident but it's been a bit of a puzzle to me tell you the truth.

  3. Tellmenah says:

    Wow! The long list of what could have been. I hope this matter is looked into to ensure the safety of the general public in that area.

  4. Knot S Smart says:

    Did they have a license to use a welding torch?…