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Monte Carlo Fire Started By Welders Without Permits

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 31st January 2008 9:19pm
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The fire at the Monte Carlo was caused by welders working on the roof of the property the Associated Press is reporting. The welders - who didn't have permits - were cutting corrugated steel being used to build a window washing rig.

A fire at the Monte Carlo casino-hotel was caused by flying molten metal from a hand-held cutting torch used by workers who did not have proper permits, fire officials said Thursday.

Workers were cutting corrugated steel to set up window-washing equipment Friday at the casino on the Las Vegas strip but did not use proper mats to protect the roof, the Clark County Fire Department said. The first 911 call came from a passer-by.

If the contracting company, Union Erectors LLC, had applied for a permit, it would have been advised how to perform the work safely and likely been approved in four to five weeks, said Deputy Fire Chief Girard Page.

"It does take time and effort, but it's not that difficult," Page said. Officials are reviewing whether to cite the contractor, which could result in fines of $1,000 and up to six months in jail per citation, a misdemeanor.

*sigh*



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another case of workers doing things without permits=is this a harbinger of an even worse disaster on the way?



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