• Near-Miss

Fire - Batteries in Wheels of Grocery Carts

Incident Date: 05/30/2019

Incident Description:  A shopping cart was brought in as scrap.  It was possibility a newer type that had a feature built into the wheels that had batteries in it of some kind.  These batteries caused a small fire that posed no risk but could have had major consequences had that cart made it into the scrap pile.  See pictures below.

Root cause: Batteries in grocery cart wheels

Corrective Action: Educate employees and create awareness of this new type of scrap.

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