Message - Re: Learning from the Nightclub Disaster - Cambridge Ohio

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Posted by  JWmHarmon on February 25, 2003 at 12:28:16:

In Reply to:  Re: Learning from the Nightclub Disaster in Las Vegas posted by JWmHarmon on February 25, 2003 at 11:39:49:

Here is another site listing some common materials used in buildings that can produce toxic smoke and rapid development of fires.

Included in the list is a motel fire at Cambridge, Ohio, where a person deliberately set a fire with gasoline in the hallway of a motel. The fire then spread and killed 10 people.

With recent events of the subway fire and the WTC fire, we will have to be aware of Murphy's law

"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong." Sometimes people make things go wrong. As designers of buildings we must make every effort to make sure that we do not contribute to a similar tragedy by trying to take shortcuts. We must assume that something will go wrong. What then will be the fate of the occupants of our buildings?

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