Forum Title: This Is Why You Don't Smoke On The Job
A Red Lobster in Grandville, Michigan caught fire because the roofer that was working at the time was handling combustible material and smoking. What was he thinking????Quote: Roofing worker smoking cigarette accidentally caused Red Lobster fireA fire on the roof of the Red Lobster restaurant in Grandville was caused by a roofing contractor smoking a cigarette while handling combustible materials, fire officials said. Grandville Fire Chief Mike May released the cause on Saturday, May 21. The restaurant fire, at 3464 Rivertown Pointe Court, left a firefighter hospitalized for possible heat exhaustion and caused minor injuries to two roofing workers who tried to extinguish the flames. The fire was reported at 2:33 p.m. Friday, May 20. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing on the roof and in an adjacent parapet wall. Firefighters quickly contained the flames and damage was contained to the roof decking and parapet wall. None of the restaurant interior was damaged. The firefighter taken to the hospital stayed overnight and was in good condition Saturday, May said. A fire lieutenant on Friday said the roofing contractors were using rags to clean a back corner of the roof when the fire started. Source
Category: Roofing Post By: WILLIE BARKER (Oklahoma City, OK), 01/20/2018

This is the kind of guy you just want to smack upside the head and say are you kidding me. I know that us roofers aren't rocket scientists, but come on.

- MARIA J (Cleveland, OH), 03/20/2018

If this guy didn't get fired immediately, then something is wrong. It is best to have a no smoking policy ineffect while people are on the job site. If they want to grab a smoke, take a break and go off site.

- FRED WARD (Lakewood, CA), 04/08/2018

I hope they fired this guy. After this how can you trust him to work on any roof. I know our company doesn't allow anybody to smoke on the job site itself. You are allowed to smoke on your break and at lunch, but not around the work site.

- WADE FRANCIS (Redondo Beach, CA), 05/14/2018

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