Sims' Redwood plant faces fire safety directives

Feb 24, 2014 | 02:30 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Sims Metal Management, Redwood City facility, scrap metal fire, Jeffrey Gee, scrap, shredder feed, shredded scrap, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Sims Metal Management Ltd. has been issued a directive to implement more than a dozen fire safety measures at its Redwood City, Calif., scrap metal shredding facility.

The Feb. 20 directive includes recommendations that include the installation of "high-definition cameras located around debris piles and approaches to debris piles, a better perimeter security system, locked gates at all times, motion sensors, better controls—such as the use of a key card system—of who enters and exits the facility, a minimum of two security guards with....

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