Due to the nature of the business, the mining industry has fallen victim to many fire disasters. The Sunshine fire of 1972 is one unfortunate example of where 91 miners died when a fire swept through the underground mine.
Fortunately, 83 men were rescued from the smoke toxicity of mine shaft. Needless to say, fire detection and protection is vital to keeping our miners safe. Heavy equipment such as haul trucks and huge diggers used on a mine site are extremely expensive, with and even more value when you consider their manufacturing lead time and the impact on production downtime. Therefore protection of this equipment is vital to mine operation.
Allied has been a loyal partner with the mining industry for well over a decade providing our expertise in all areas of fire protection.
If you are interested in learning more about our mining fire protection solutions, please contact us today.