Fire at Forest River - Total Loss

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  1. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

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    https://wsbt.com/news/local/forest-...k9woNKR078GOwezwGI_HuHK3FcqJJ0-ZHxlZ5roFXf5OU
     
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    I was just going to post that!
     
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    Was this the same plant with the OSHA violations (see other thread)?
     
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    I dont know, i was atually serching to put it in the other thread, lol.
     
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    Just watched the vid, total loss. Nothing left. Lucky no one got hurt. That includes the firefighters.
     
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    WOW! Glad nobody was hurt.

    Hope no one was awaiting delivery of a camper or waiting on parts.
     
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    Those guys at OSHA sure mean business! All kidding aside, it is very good no one was hurt!
     
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    Lol!! We'd really know it was fishy if the CEO woke up next to a horse's head!
     
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    One article indicated they just laid off 50 workers or so and most of the workers had left the building by noon. About half a dozen or so were actually in the factory when the fire started at 345pm. Also mentioned they made the Vibe at that particular factory.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Sounds Like it is sort of fishy (my opinion) if things were so bad
    that they had to lay 50 workers off. I sure hope they had good insurance.
    They have been around for a long time and as stated it will be terrible for someone waiting for either parts or delivery on a unit.
    Just luckily no one was injured.
     
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    I totally agree. I'd bet you dollars to donuts that it was arson.(<-- I sound like my father.[LOL])

    Maybe a disgruntled employee.
     
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    Something is definately fishy about this. Either a very disgruntled employee that got laid off, or this was an insurance job, but I would be hard pressed to think this was anything other than sabotage / arson. Thank God nobody got hurt for sure...

    According to the article RE: the OSHA violations, all Forest River plants in Elkhart County received a LOT of OSHA violations, the issue is company wide it seems.
     
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