March 16, 2006
Pieces of hot metal fell from a welder's
torch onto bags of metallic dust, starting the March 9 fire
that damaged a warehouse at an aluminum processing plant
south of Lebanon, according to a state police fire marshal.
Hours before the fire broke out, a welder worked in the
Lebanon Valley Aluminum warehouse in the Lebanon Valley
Business Park to build an interior wall to separate LVA
and another occupant, Ressler Hardwood and Flooring, Fire
Marshal Michael Yeity said yesterday.
Pieces of hot metal fell from the welder's torch onto some
of the half-ton bags of dust stored in Lebanon Valley Aluminum's
warehouse, near the plant in South Lebanon Twp., Yeity said.