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1 BURGOYNES Dr J H Burgoyne & Partners LLP Consulting Scientists and Engineers

2 BURGOYNES Dr J H Burgoyne & Partners LLP Consulting Scientists and Engineers Keith Benjamin

3 Incidents Fires & explosions Chemical engineering (eg plant failures) Electrical problems (eg over-voltages) Component failures (eg collapses, leaks) Materials Science (eg corrosion) Road, Rail & Air accidents

4 Customers Loss Adjusters Insurers Solicitors Commercial companies Public bodies

5 Locations in the British Isles Glasgow London Basingstoke Coventry Ilkley Manchester Stevenage Cardiff Dublin

6 People 45 investigators in the UK Chemists & chemical engineers Physicists Mechanical & electrical engineers Materials scientists Gas engineers Biologists

7 Cases cases per year 2500 fires

8 Typical Issues Seat of fire Cause of fire Spread of fire Policy conditions Good practice & standards Involvement of “third parties”

9 Evidence Types Physical evidence Documentary evidence Alarms & CCTV Witness evidence

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36 and some things that people say Witness evidence

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40 “I had only just left when the fire started so it’s lucky I wasn’t hurt” “There were huge flames all round the room but hardly any smoke…” [the “East Enders” fire]

41 Smoking “I couldn’t have been smoking because…”

42 “…I’d left my cigarettes at home” “…I’d run out” “…I’d just given up…” “…but the shock has made me start again”

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57 Voices heard after occupant was said to have left

58 Sudden but short-lived issuing of black smoke

59 Voices heard after occupant was said to have left Sudden but short-lived issuing of black smoke Second smoke emission after 30 minutes

60 Voices heard after occupant was said to have left Sudden but short-lived issuing of black smoke Second smoke emission after 30 minutes Vehicle heard leaving

61 Occupant had lived there 3 days Occupant had a house and family elsewhere Very recent policy

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67 Fire in parts department 18 months earlier

68 On each occasion parts manager had just returned from sick leave

69 Fire in parts department 18 months earlier On each occasion parts manager had just returned from sick leave New management scrutinising performance

70 Fire in parts department 18 months earlier On each occasion parts manager had just returned from sick leave New management scrutinising performance Parts manager spoken to on evening of fire

71 Security systems not yet commissioned Parts manager said he secured parts department, including lowering roller shutters

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75 Fusible link operated roller shutters closing as Brigade arrived.

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77 “We couldn’t have been smoking when we were in the sitting room that evening because we’d both left our cigarettes at home”

78 Thank You


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