Crew Puts Out Fire in Dust Collection Units at NJ Plant

April 8, 2019

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Crew Puts Out Fire in Dust Collection Units at NJ Plant
The dust collection unit at the Stryker complex in Mahwah, NJ. Image courtesy of Mahwah Fire Rescue Co. 1

Firefighters responded to a dust collector fire on Sunday at the Stryker orthopedics complex in Mahwah, NJ, local emergency agencies and news organizations said. 

Called to the scene after the blaze started at about 12:30 p.m., the crew managed to knock down the flames within 20 minutes and remained on scene for an additional 20 minutes while the fire smoldered, the Passaic County Daily Voice reported.

“While firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which had been contained to the collector, other entered the building to ensure that the fire had not spread into the building and also removed the smoke, said a statement by Mahwah Fire Rescue Co. 1. 

The Daily Voice’s account said that two dust collection bins located on the exterior of the facility were involved in the incident. Some production equipment for hip and knee medical devices was reportedly damaged. 

Officials said no injuries were logged during the incident. 

Stryker’s Mahwah complex employs some 1800 workers and contains areas for manufacturing, finance, marketing and sales, and distribution, according to information on a company website. 

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