Heavy Equipment Vehicle Fires and Suppression Systems
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Heavy Equipment

Three fire events and a TSR violation involving fire suppression systems at Environmental Management (EM) sites have occurred since 2014 associated with diesel powered heavy equipment vehicles. The events are include generic recommendations, as a lessons-learned to help prevent similar events impacting personnel and facility safety, as well as equipment/property loss. The EM Office of Safety, Security and Quality Assurance encourages EM field sites and their contractors to review this summary, and the identified recommendations, for potential program improvements and avoidance of similar events.

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