Skip to comments.Major explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough, NH
Posted on 02/10/2014 1:27:37 PM PST by jimjohn
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Area firefighters were responding to an explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough Monday afternoon.
The explosion took place at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, at 175 Jaffrey Rd. in Peterborough, N.H., according to the Jaffrey, N.H. Fire Department.
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Yikes! An explosion at a ball bearing plant would be like the most massive IED ever conceived of.
Prayers up for the victims.
A Ball Bearing plant blew up?
It could take decades to find all the fragments.
Prayers up for safety.
Ball bearing factory blows up?
Looks like a very rural area but a lot of cars in the parking lot, it isn’t a small plant.
Prayers for the workers who were probably just going home when it happened.
Great WWII tie in there.
I assume the explosion itself doesn’t have to contain ball bearings.
For some reason the first thing that came to mind was a water leak
false flag by zero to take attention off of delayed healthcare mandate?
Hopefully this didnt turn into the world’s largest buckshot demonstration.
I’m thinking gas main for the furnaces.
Prayers up !
Schweinfurt, an industrial city of some 52,000 people located on the Main River in northern Bavaria, was a center for the manufacture of anti-friction bearings during World War II (and still is). As the U.S. 8th Air Force began to build up its strength in England in 1943, planners wished to concentrate on bombing those industrial targets that they felt would most hurt the German war effort, particularly the enemy aircraft industry. Low-friction ball and roller bearings were used in all parts of military and commercial machinery, and research indicated that roughly half of the German bearing industry was located in Schweinfurt, concentrated at four or five factory sites on the western side of town. The 8th Air Force planners felt that if they could strike hard enough at Schweinfurt, the results might cripple the German war industry.
Molten steel dumped into water could cause a steam explosion but there are no details. My first thought was the ROP.
World's largest Claymore.
Used to work at a roller bearing plant. We were a tertiary nuclear target.
Me too. dripping water and liquid molten metal tend to blow factories up when they meet.
Amish is what I thought too...but then again, Obammy and his radical leftist pals could have done something. I bet the NSA is in full swing now monitoring Conservative internet posts about it.
Or an episode of Hogan's Heroes.
Almost every week on Hogan’s Heroes.
Prayers for all those who are injured.
We need a picture of Schulz, saying, “I know nothing.” :-)
I know nothing.
Prayers for all those who are injured.
With all humor put aside you have the best remark.
>>Officials said 15 people were injured. Police said two of the injuries were serious, and those two were flown from the scene. NHBB officials said they were told the injuries were not life-threatening.
Steve Bourgeois of Peterborough Collision, which he said is about 200-300 feet from New Hampshire Ball Bearings, said he heard two explosions at about 3:30 p.m.
“It shook our building, shook the plate glass in our showroom,” he said.
The Peterborough police chief said the explosion happened on the first floor of the plant, and the windows were blown out.
Crews from more than a dozen towns, including about 100 firefighters, were headed to the scene. There was no smoke or flames showing from the building.
Eight ambulances were called to the area, and local hospitals were asked to stage for possible hazmat patients. Fire officials said there were chemicals in the building, but they didn’t know what the chemicals were.
Police advised drivers to avoid Route 202.
NHBB manufactures precision bearings used in the aerospace industry, in the defense industry and for dental applications, among others. It was founded in 1946 in Peterborough and now has three manufacturing facilities across the country.
According to Peterborough Town Manager Nicole MacStay, the explosion happened at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. McStay said there are reports of between eight and 10 people injured.
Hey! It’s all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I’m gonna need ‘bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.
Just be careful driving on the Santa Ana Freeway because there could be a jacknifed semi /back when he was still funny
Anyway, hope everybody is okay. This is only about an hour from my house.
How did you know you were a target?
“NHBB manufactures precision bearings used in the aerospace industry, in the defense industry...”
Was their an Iraqi suicide bomb instructor working at the time???
It didn't work. And the first two attempts cost 120 B-17s.
***Great WWII tie in there.***
Or BLACK SUNDAY a non WWII movie?
And as fate would have it the krauts had thought ahead, staying probably twenty year's worth of bearing production in underground shelters.
All the casualties were in vain, one of the tragic stories of the greater human tragedy of WWII.
I reccomend “Big Week” by Yenne.
I enjoyed the read and learned may things I didn’t know.
I thought I read recently that ball bearings were an item we no longer made in the USA... The article pointed out that it was a threat to our national security since the supply could be cut off leaving us S-O-O-L.
I wonder if this place made them or just sold them?
Seems the East Coast is experiencing a lot of explosions, lately.
Savannah-area fire officials begin investigation into massive fire at Georgia ports
snip-”massive blaze that destroyed much of a structure that had housed nearly 2,000 tons of rubber at Savannahs port.”
My son in law works there , he text my daughter windows blown out as well as a concrete wall and says part of the building has split. many with chemical burns and a lot of bloody people but no deaths 2 people airlifted out. no cause yet.
Thank you, ontap. Cue theme music. LOL!
Thanks he’s ok just got there for second shift at 2pm.
I work there too, on the second floor. After a rolling shake, the final blast felt like the floor was picked up six inches and dropped!
From my office, we can see down the entire length of the building, and while the windows weren’t broken, there was debris from the ceiling and white smoke. When we evacuated through the fire doors, we could see that the first floor windows had been blown out with glass and debris blasted across the area.
Luckily, those in my office could grab their coats before leaving. I felt sorry for all of the people on the manufacturing floor and the clean room, who may have only had shorts and a T-shirt or the bunny suits. It took a while for some buses to be brought in for shelter.
Probably a bunch
12 O’Clock High comes to mind. (Watched it this past Saturday)
Not to mention Hogan’s Heroes.
Thanks jimjohn. I hope everyone is okay there.