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FIRE ACCIDENT AT NIPPON RECYCLE CENTER – KonohanaPlant

On the afternoon of March 25, a fire broke out in a warehouse in Konohana-ku, Osaka City. According to the report, the fire started in a warehouse of a metal recycling plant in Konohana-ku, Osaka City, or in a warehouse of lithium-ion batteries, but this was later revealed in another report to have originated at the Konohana Plant of the Nippon Recycling Center, a LIB recycling company (*a warehouse with some facilities). The fire was caused by the LIBs. However, it has not been determined (as of January 27) whether the cause of the fire was LIBs. As a result of the fire that destroyed the entire building, the LIB in storage also burned down, but there is a possibility that the cause of the fire was not the lithium-ion batteries, and the results of the fire department's investigation are awaited.

 

Since there have been a series of accidents in which LIBs were the cause of ignition in municipalities, and the warehouse was owned by a LIB recycler, the cause of ignition tends to be the cause of the fire. At the Konohana Plant of the Japan Recycling Center, safety measures were taken, including the installation of a battery cell storage room with an automatic fire extinguishing system in the building.

 

On the 25th, 42 fire trucks were dispatched to extinguish the fire. One man in his 30s was rescued from the fire and taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. The fire was extinguished by firefighters at around 1 AM on the 26th. The employee who was transported to the hospital was not in a life-threatening condition.

 

 

(IRUNIVERSE/MIRUcom)

 

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