CN investigates: The 43% rise in deliberately caused site fires

CN investigates

Fires on construction sites are on the rise, as are the number of fires being caused deliberately. What is driving these upward trends and how can contractors mitigate the risks? Lucy Aldersontakes a look at the facts behind the figures.

The blaze that started in the subcontractors’ office of the Broadgate phase eight project on 23 June 1990 was supposed to be the turning point.

Flames reaching temperatures of 1,000 degrees tore through the mixed-use development and 20 fire brigade units were called to tackle the fire that consumed the building for over four hours.

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