Two men trapped on top of a burning wind turbine perish

October 29, 2013Ooltgensplaat, NetherlandsA fire starts in a wind turbine, trapping two workers at the top On October 29, four engineers were performing maintenance on 12 turbines at Deltawind’s Piet de Wit wind farm in the Netherlands. A fire began in the engine room and, while two of the workers were able to escape the…

The Winecoff Hotel Fire

December 7, 1946Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Winecoff Hotel catches on fire, killing 119 and injuring over 90 The 15-story Winecoff Hotel was advertised as “fireproof,” owing to its steel construction. The walls and other interior components were still made of combustible materials, however. It was opened in 1913, and building codes in 1912 allowed for buildings under…