Fire at Forest River - Total Loss

Sjm9911

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May 31, 2018
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Nj
Just watched the vid, total loss. Nothing left. Lucky no one got hurt. That includes the firefighters.
 

neighbormike

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Oct 6, 2012
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WI
Those guys at OSHA sure mean business! All kidding aside, it is very good no one was hurt!
 

Sneezer

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Aug 8, 2015
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DFW, TX
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.
 

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
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.
 

dbhost

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Sep 19, 2018
1,279
League City, Texas USA.
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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bigdad

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Mar 5, 2007
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Springfield Kentucky
Its a little weird Your running a company on the morning before you layoff 50 workers and that same day your plant burns to the ground and you OSHA violations on top of it. in my 20 year in the fire service that building went fast and were there sprinkler system working I hope the arson team take a good look.
 

Sjm9911

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May 31, 2018
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Nj
Its a little weird Your running a company on the morning before you layoff 50 workers and that same day your plant burns to the ground and you OSHA violations on top of it. in my 20 year in the fire service that building went fast and were there sprinkler system working I hope the arson team take a good look.
Lol, if your in the fire service you know arson is very hard to prove. Especially if there is nothing left.
 

bigdad

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Mar 5, 2007
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Springfield Kentucky
Yes its is very hard but the fire will show were is started also watching the video it looks like it could have started in the middle of the plant.
 




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