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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Monday, October 31, 2011

"Civilian Hero" Reduced Severity of Damage From East Moline Arc Flash Exposion

An arc flash explosion and fire in East Moline, Iowa injured two men last Friday.  An article in the Quad-City Times reports on the arc flash explosion.  One of the injured men is credited with taking steps that reduced the severity of the results from the arc flash in a power generation facility powered by methane gas.  The article reports:

“One of the men was able to get to a fire extinguisher, and he also got to the man who was hurt worse and got him out of the area,” Schnepple said. “He also managed to get to the cut-off and stop the flow of gas. We have a civilian hero out of the deal, for sure.”

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