“I was doing a report and then I hear a ‘boom,’ an explosion.”
“The walls shook, I was like, ‘What happened?’”
These are accounts from two students who were at a Santa Ana, CA school during a boiler room explosion in June. The explosion lifted the roof off the building, causing significant structural damage.
Investigators are not sure of the cause, but think it may be a mechanical failure of the boiler. Read more about the boiler room explosion and check out a news clip as well.
Luckily, the explosion took place before classes started and there were only minor injuries; however, this could have been much more dangerous depending on the location and time of day. Mechanical failures of equipment in schools can be minimized with effective preventive maintenance programs to regularly inspect such equipment. In fact, educational institutions that have effectively implemented a PM system have reduced emergency work by up to 65%.
Discover more helpful stats and maintain the safety of your school. To find out how to implement a preventive maintenance plan to achieve cost savings, equipment longevity and safer buildings, read our whitepaper today, ‘An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.’