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THE BOILER INSPECTION ANDINSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA                                                                      ...
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Forbo Arborite explosion

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How human error caused $11 million damage, 100% equipment breakdown loss - not covered by property policy.

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Forbo Arborite explosion

  1. 1. THE BOILER INSPECTION ANDINSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA 100% equipment loss with no 100% equipment loss with no evidence of fire. evidence of fire. Total loss: $11 million. Total loss: $11 million. Incident: 6’x 36’ steam boiler Incident: 6’x 36’ steam boiler damaged half the building and damaged half the building and neighbouring properties when it neighbouring properties when it exploded. exploded. Human error: An unqualified Human error: An unqualified repair person was called to repair repair person was called to repair a leak prior to the explosion. a leak prior to the explosion. Damage: No one was killed, but Damage: No one was killed, but steel girders and pieces of the steel girders and pieces of the building flew hundreds of metres, building flew hundreds of metres, causing serious damage to causing serious damage to neighbouring buildings. neighbouring buildings. Forbo Arborite Explosion, 1993 Thankfully: 5 workers were saved Thankfully: 5 workers were saved Concord, Ontario by being outside on a morning by being outside on a morning break break© 2013 The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. Biico.com 1

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