Food Processing Plant Fires By Year
Food Processing Plant Fires By Year
In the decade from 1991 to 2000, there were a total of 54 fires in food processing plants. Of these fires, 23 were major and 31 were minor.
1991: 10 total, 7 major
1991 was a busy year for food processing plant fires. There were 10 total, 7 major, and an average of 2 deaths per year.
The average number of fires per year is about 5; the average number of major fires per year is about 4; and the average number of deaths per year is about 2.
1992: 9 total, 4 major
The year 1992 saw 9 fires, 4 of them major. The most significant fire was at the Jack in the Box restaurant in San Diego, which killed four people and injured another 700. The cause of this particular fire was attributed to grease and oil leaks, as well as faulty wiring.
The Jack in the Box fire is an excellent example of how important it is for businesses to maintain their equipment properly and inspect it regularly. If all employees were trained on how to operate equipment safely, they could have prevented this tragedy before it happened.
1993: 9 total, 3 major
1993 was a bad year for fires in the food processing industry. Not only did it have 9 total fires, but three of them were major fires. That’s right—in 1993, the world saw three massive conflagrations at food processing plants.
However, that wasn’t all that happened in 1993: The same year saw 3 out of 5 people lose their jobs due to automation and other reasons such as outsourcing. It was also a very bad year for America overall; unemployment was high and crime rates were rising quickly as well.*
All told, there were very few upsides to living during this time period (aside from the fact that you got free pizza with every purchase at Domino’s Pizza).
1994: 5 total, 2 major
In 1994, there were 5 total fires in food processing plants. Two of these fires were major and caused $500,000 or more in damages.
The year before 1994 was not a bad year for fires; only one major fire occurred that year. However, the following year (1995) had three major fires and two minor ones—a marked increase from previous years. The next year (1996), the number of food processing plant fires dropped slightly compared to the previous two years but remained high by historical standards; there were still four total, with two being severe enough to cause $250k or more in damage each.$
The trend continued into 1997 when there were four total food processing plant fires: two moderate ($150k-$250k) and one severe ($100k-$200k). Firefighters responded quickly enough to put out all but one of these blazes before they could do much damage. It was also during this time period that new regulations regarding sprinkler systems came into effect; this may have contributed somewhat towards reducing fire risk at facilities like yours!
1995: 8 total, 7 major
In 1995, there were 8 total fires in food processing plants and 7 of these fires were classified as major. In addition to the tragic events that occurred during this year, such as the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the OJ Simpson trail (which ended with his acquittal), and numerous other well-known happenings including school shootings (Columbine) and earthquakes (Northridge), there were two major fires: one at a meat processing plant in North Carolina due to an electrical failure; another at a poultry slaughtering facility located in Georgia when hot water used for killing chickens started a fire after splashing onto exposed electrical wiring.
1996: 6 total, 5 major
In 1996, there were 6 total and 5 major fires that occurred in food processing plants. Fires occurred in the following states: Florida, New York, New Jersey, California and Texas. The damages caused by these fires exceeded $1 million.
1997: 9 total, 2 major
In 1997, there were 9 total fires in food processing plants, two of which were major. This was a bad year for fires in general; across the US and the world, there were 4,300 fire-related deaths that year. But it was also a bad year for fires in space: The number of stars in our galaxy is estimated to be between 100 billion and 400 billion
1998: 5 total, 3 major
In 1998, there were five major fires in food processing plants and three of those were caused by equipment failure. The most common cause of a fire in a food processing plant is equipment failure. The most common cause of major fires in food processing plants is also equipment failure.
The second most common causes of fires are due to human error and electrical problems such as short circuits and power surges. These types of fires account for around 15 percent each year, according to NFPA’s records which go back more than 20 years (1993-2014).
1999: 3 total, 2 major
The fires that occurred in 1999 were caused by a variety of different factors. One major fire was caused by careless disposal of oil and cleaning materials. Another fire started due to a dropped cigarette on an empty pallet. These two fires combined resulted in millions of dollars in damages, but fortunately no fatalities or injuries were reported among plant workers or nearby residents.
In the wake of these fires, many companies have taken steps towards preventing future incidents: some have installed fire-resistant surfaces on floors and walls; others have updated their evacuation plans to include more than one exit route from each building; still others are considering installing sprinkler systems throughout facilities (which is not always practical due to cost).
2000-2004 average about 5 per year with about 4 of those being major.
At the beginning of this decade, the average number of fires per year was about 5. Of those 5 fires, about four were major. The remaining one or two had minor impacts on the plant operations.
In conclusion, the trend of food processing facility fires has been toward a decline in frequency and severity. This can be attributed to improved safety measures as well as increased awareness of fire risks within the industry. However, there is still room for improvement and it is important that each company continues its efforts to prevent fires through proper maintenance practices such as regular inspections and training employees on what to do if they see smoke or flames coming from equipment or other areas around their workplace