June 10, 2014 | Mark Paradies

Maintenance Error Causes Fire at Power Plant in Colorado

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A mechanic opened the wrong end of a filter causing oil to spray on hot piping. The immediate flash fire caused extensive damage at the Martin Drake power plant run by Colorado Springs Utilities.

See the Colorado Springs Fire Department report here:

http://www.pennenergy.com/content/dam/Pennenergy/online-articles/2014/06/CSFD%2BDuty%2BReport%2Bfor%2BDrake%2BFire%2B052314.pdf

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