Mensual archives: July 2016

500 000 hoverboards recalled for fire risk

500 000 hoverboards are being recalled by the American authorities. Hoverboards are electric skateboards with two big wheels that can go up to 20km/h. Lithium batteries used to operate these devices can overheat and result in smoke, fires or explosions. According to the consumer product safety commission (CSPC), 99 incidents have been reported regarding these devices…
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An explosion causing death on Nun’s Island

A work-related accident occurred Thursday June 30th on Nun’s Island on Gaspé Street. Three men were doing renovations on the 7th floor of an apartment building when an explosion occurred after one of the men lit a cigarette. It provoked the detonation and ignited highly flammable vapors from a floor finish container. Three men were…
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