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Major explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough, NH
MyFoxBoston ^ | Breaking News

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.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24684158/2014/02/10/explosion-reported-at-plant-in-peterborough#ixzz2sxOkKDoT

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxboston.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: ballbearings; explosion; newhampshire
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numerous emegency vehicles on the way folks.
1 posted on 02/10/2014 1:27:37 PM PST by jimjohn
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To: jimjohn

Yikes! An explosion at a ball bearing plant would be like the most massive IED ever conceived of.

Prayers up for the victims.


2 posted on 02/10/2014 1:28:37 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimjohn

A Ball Bearing plant blew up?

It could take decades to find all the fragments.

Prayers up for safety.


3 posted on 02/10/2014 1:29:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: jimjohn

Ball bearing factory blows up?


4 posted on 02/10/2014 1:30:43 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: jimjohn

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.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 1:34:03 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: mountainlion

Great WWII tie in there.


6 posted on 02/10/2014 1:34:22 PM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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To: jimjohn

I assume the explosion itself doesn’t have to contain ball bearings.


7 posted on 02/10/2014 1:34:35 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: jimjohn

For some reason the first thing that came to mind was a water leak


8 posted on 02/10/2014 1:35:51 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: jimjohn

false flag by zero to take attention off of delayed healthcare mandate?


9 posted on 02/10/2014 1:37:09 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: jimjohn

Hopefully this didnt turn into the world’s largest buckshot demonstration.


10 posted on 02/10/2014 1:37:43 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: reed13k

I’m thinking gas main for the furnaces.


11 posted on 02/10/2014 1:37:47 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jimjohn

Prayers up !


12 posted on 02/10/2014 1:38:11 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Gamecock

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/schweinfurt.htm

Schweinfurt

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.


13 posted on 02/10/2014 1:38:16 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: reed13k

Molten steel dumped into water could cause a steam explosion but there are no details. My first thought was the ROP.


14 posted on 02/10/2014 1:38:26 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: Responsibility2nd
A Ball Bearing plant blew up?

World's largest Claymore.

15 posted on 02/10/2014 1:38:35 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Washi

bttt


16 posted on 02/10/2014 1:40:01 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: jimjohn

Used to work at a roller bearing plant. We were a tertiary nuclear target.


17 posted on 02/10/2014 1:42:31 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: reed13k

Me too. dripping water and liquid molten metal tend to blow factories up when they meet.


18 posted on 02/10/2014 1:44:08 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: mountainlion

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.


19 posted on 02/10/2014 1:45:00 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Gamecock
Great WWII tie in there.

Or an episode of Hogan's Heroes.

20 posted on 02/10/2014 2:01:54 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: mountainlion

Almost every week on Hogan’s Heroes.


21 posted on 02/10/2014 2:11:00 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jimjohn

Prayers for all those who are injured.


22 posted on 02/10/2014 2:12:42 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

We need a picture of Schulz, saying, “I know nothing.” :-)


23 posted on 02/10/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I know nothing.


24 posted on 02/10/2014 2:13:28 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: Spunky

Prayers for all those who are injured.

With all humor put aside you have the best remark.


25 posted on 02/10/2014 2:22:22 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: jimjohn; All

updates

http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/major-explosion-injuries-reported-at-peterborough-facility/24394532?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wmur%2Bfacebook

>>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.


26 posted on 02/10/2014 2:31:46 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: mountainlion; Spunky
Indeed.

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.


27 posted on 02/10/2014 2:32:38 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: mountainlion


Ball bearings?
28 posted on 02/10/2014 2:33:45 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089155/quotes

Just be careful driving on the Santa Ana Freeway because there could be a jacknifed semi /back when he was still funny


29 posted on 02/10/2014 2:39:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jimjohn
To read the threads here on Free Republic, you'd think that all the factories are now overseas.

Anyway, hope everybody is okay. This is only about an hour from my house.

30 posted on 02/10/2014 2:43:43 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: P.O.E.

How did you know you were a target?


31 posted on 02/10/2014 2:46:42 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: raccoonradio
'...mass casualty event...'

Media...PUH-LEEZE.

32 posted on 02/10/2014 2:48:31 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PastorBooks; P.O.E.

“NHBB manufactures precision bearings used in the aerospace industry, in the defense industry...”


33 posted on 02/10/2014 2:48:53 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: jimjohn

Was their an Iraqi suicide bomb instructor working at the time???


34 posted on 02/10/2014 2:56:11 PM PST by petitfour
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To: US Navy Vet
The 8th Air Force planners felt that if they could strike hard enough at Schweinfurt, the results might cripple the German war industry.

It didn't work. And the first two attempts cost 120 B-17s.

35 posted on 02/10/2014 3:01:01 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Gamecock

***Great WWII tie in there.***

COMMAND DECISION?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040242/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


36 posted on 02/10/2014 3:02:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Gamecock

Or BLACK SUNDAY a non WWII movie?


37 posted on 02/10/2014 3:04:53 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: US Navy Vet
"The 8th Air Force planners felt that if they could strike hard enough at Schweinfurt, the results might cripple the German war industry. "

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.

38 posted on 02/10/2014 3:08:08 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: OKSooner

I reccomend “Big Week” by Yenne.

I enjoyed the read and learned may things I didn’t know.


39 posted on 02/10/2014 3:20:00 PM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: jimjohn

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?


40 posted on 02/10/2014 3:20:29 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: writer33
I know nothing!!!  photo sgt-schultz-sgt-shultz-knowing-nothing-demotivational-poster-1262241779.jpg
41 posted on 02/10/2014 3:20:33 PM PST by ontap
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To: jimjohn

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 Savannah’s port.”

http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-02-09/savannah-area-fire-officials-begin-investigation-massive-fire-georgia-ports#.Uvld1M4xvXQ


42 posted on 02/10/2014 3:21:23 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: mountainlion

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.


43 posted on 02/10/2014 3:27:30 PM PST by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: ontap

Thank you, ontap. Cue theme music. LOL!


44 posted on 02/10/2014 3:35:26 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: sopwith
I hope your SIL is well and safe.
‘NHBB is a leading manufacturer of precision bearings and assemblies for the aerospace, defense, medical/dental, and high technology markets.’
Whatever the cause, this might lead to problems for some big projects.
TWB
45 posted on 02/10/2014 3:39:44 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: sopwith

btt


46 posted on 02/10/2014 3:40:15 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: TWhiteBear

Thanks he’s ok just got there for second shift at 2pm.


47 posted on 02/10/2014 3:43:10 PM PST by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: sopwith

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.


48 posted on 02/10/2014 4:49:56 PM PST by JMK (Escaped from NJ during the Florio years!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Probably a bunch

12 O’Clock High comes to mind. (Watched it this past Saturday)

Not to mention Hogan’s Heroes.


49 posted on 02/10/2014 5:05:06 PM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jimjohn. I hope everyone is okay there.

http://twicsy.com/i/9uEyrb


50 posted on 02/10/2014 5:07:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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