Insurance Engineering Volume 6

Insurance Engineering Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...shaft from unknown cause and discovered by outsider. Loss about $130,000. This fire must have burned some time before it was discovered, as it was well under way when the firemen arrived. It damaged the adjoining building by spreading through a crack in the party wall, which shows that even small openings between two buildings should be closed or protected in some way. The accumulation of rubbish and oil drippings in the bottom of an elevator shaft should be prevented. See Notes on Spread of Fires, Notes on Fire Alarms and Notes on Fire Protection of Premises. Flushing, N. Y. Tenement. May 15, 1903. Small two-story frame dwelling, built for three families. Fire started 11:40 p. m. by upsetting of lamp and discovered by neighbor. Alarm sent in by watchman. Loss J100. This loss was trifling, but it serves as a good illustration of the value of promptly discovering a fire and of having facilities for extinguishing it. In this instance the flames were out inside of fifteen minutes. Any delay in noticing the blaze or in responding to the alarm must have resulted in a much larger loss, and possibly of life, considering the nature of the building and time of day when the accident occurred. Portable lighting is dangerous and should be avoided wherever possible. See Notes on Construction, Notes on Lighting, Heating and Ventilating Systems and Notes on Fire Alarms. Easton, Pa. Grocery Warehouse and Stable. May 18, 1903. Frame building, 50 by 100 feet, and 40 feet high. Fire started on second floor from unknown cause about 8:55 p. m. and discovered by outsider who sent in alarm from public box. Loss about $9,000. In an hour this building was down, which would indicate that the fire burned some time before it was noticed. One small frame building near by was...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554256
  • 9781236554253