Here’s a real-life story about the importance of alternate escape routes in case of fire or another emergency. It involves the recent explosion at the Slim Jim (ConAgra) plant in North Carolina.
Among the stories from workers who had to flee the plant is the one told by Janelle Lynch.
“I saw a fire, and things just started exploding,” she said.
Lynch planned to leave through the cutting department, but the roof started to collapse.
She made it to safety by going in the other direction and getting out through a warehouse.
Safety managers we know block some exits during fire drills to force employees to quickly find another way out.
Three bodies have been recovered from the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner, NC. Officials say 38 other employees were injured, including four with critical burns.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a natural gas leak caused the explosion. The Chemical Safety Board has sent a team to conduct a more extensive investigation.
Do you take any steps to make sure employees know multiple ways to exit your building in case of a fire or other emergency? Let us know about what you do in the Comments Box below.