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Firefighter safety threatened by new floor joists

April 16, 2012, Kitchener, Ont. - Firefighters across Ontario have a new hazard to deal with right below their feet. Pre-engineered floor joists, made from wood chips and glue, burn twice as fast as traditional wooden joists and can suddenly collapse from beneath the first responders. CBC News reports.

April 16, 2012
By CBC News

April 16, 2012, Kitchener, Ont. – Firefighters across Ontario have a new
hazard to deal with right below their feet. Pre-engineered floor
joists, made from wood chips and glue, burn
twice as fast as traditional wooden joists and can suddenly collapse
from beneath the first responders. CBC News reports. | READ MORE


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