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Six-alarm fire at New Jersey Refinery Injures Firefighter, Two Workers

West Deptford, NJ, United States 9/8/2000- 6:30 PM

Information Added: Sunday, September 10, 2000 - 9:58 AM ----- The fire broke out at Coastal Refinery on Route 130. An official at Gloucester County Central Communications said the fire started in the dewaxing uint, which is used as part of the refinery process of crude oil. No oil storage tanks were affected, he said.

Two Coastal employees and one firefighter were injured, according to a spokesman for Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, Rich Bellamente.

One of the workers was airlifted to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, with burns. He was in stable condition Friday night, according to the hospital.

A 54-year-old Coastal employee was being treated at Underwood for burns to his upper body and the back of his head and was in stable condition, Bellamente said. The firefighter was taken to Underwood for smoke inhalation and was expected to be treated and released.

The fire was declared under control at around 8:45 p.m. No cause had been determined.

-- Carl Jenkins (, September 11, 2000


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Equipment Type Fire Control
Industry Sector
PC or Computer based

System Age 10
Central fire alarm monitoring
Description of the Problem
Clock will revert to 1900 with power switched on. Will not recognise leap year. Current day /time incorrectly displayed.
Elapsed time fault monitoring functions may not recognise genuine fault during transition 1999 to 2000
How was it Identified
Identified by manufacturer.
What was the Solution
No fix available. New unit purchased.
Consequences for the SYSTEM System Stops
Consequences of failure to the BUSINESS
Inability to remotely monitor in-plant/office fire alarm systems. Could be even more critical if process systems fail etc. during rollover and manning will also be minimum during this period.


-- spider (, September 11, 2000.

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