Fire engulfs Derry Twp. plant

Fire engulfs Derry Twp. plant

There are 35 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Aug 3, 2007, titled Fire engulfs Derry Twp. plant. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

“We also constantly tested the water run-off (from the fire) and all the levels were within tolerable limits”

Dawn Guy had just lit a cigarette after temporarily punching out from Keystone Foam Co. via PittsburghLIVE.com

Join the discussion below, or Read more at PittsburghLIVE.com.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#1 Aug 5, 2007
You know what this means? Another pile of rubble in Derry! Horray! Now Porcelain park will have something to compliment itself with! I read how the owners of Keystone plan to rebuild "if possible". Yeah right. Keystone Foam will remain an untouched pile of rubble for the next two generations at least, because this is Derry!
afriend

Indiana, PA

#2 Aug 11, 2007
chinenjim wrote:
You know what this means? Another pile of rubble in Derry! Horray! Now Porcelain park will have something to compliment itself with! I read how the owners of Keystone plan to rebuild "if possible". Yeah right. Keystone Foam will remain an untouched pile of rubble for the next two generations at least, because this is Derry!
You obviously don't know the owners...
An employee

Irwin, PA

#3 Aug 12, 2007
Chinenjin doesn't have a clue. Have you driven by the site recently? The demolition crew is doing a fantastic job cleaning up. The owners and employees of Keystone Foam have been busting their butts getting the old Foamex facility up and running. Don't shoot off your mouth when you know nothing about the subject.
Chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#4 Aug 12, 2007
First of all, I think I have reasonable grounds for assuming the worst when this first happened. After all, it is DERRY we're talking about!

Yes, I've driven past and I see substantial progress. I'm glad the company is at least cleaning up the mess, unlike ICI. I think we will all have to look at that disastrous pile of rubble for the next 50 years before someone does something about it.

Oh, and I'll "shoot my mouth off" as much as I damn well please. Tell me "employee", just what was it that the residents of Derry were breathing in all weekend after that fire? I was in town and I could pretty much taste the chemicals in the air. Couldn't be too good for human consumption, but hey...what do I know? I'm not a chemist.

I find it a little odd that you are so quick to jump to your employer's defense. Especially given the fact that the obvious negligence of your employer almost cost you your life..for what?...$9/hr? If that? Your defense is certainly unbecoming of a proper Western Pennsylvanian. You should right now be looking to sue someone..anyone..for something. I guess you're a little more diligent than most of your fellow neighbors. Kudos.
An employee

Irwin, PA

#5 Aug 14, 2007
The fire was not caused by the company's negligence. The investigators have ruled out an electrical problem. It is believed that the fire was caused by an employee's negligence with a careless cigarette - against company rules. If your home burned down accidentally, should your neighbors sue you for the toxic fumes caused by burning carpeting, furniture and all of the plastic items in your home? People who wish to sue somebody... anybody... for anything are the problem with this country.

The DEP was on site, testing air and water quality within a 10 mile radius and found that there were no problems.

I understand that for some reason you want to put down Derry. Keystone Foam is just an innocent victim in your crossfire. If you hate this area so much, why don't you move? Go live in the Hill District and see if that quality of life is better. Better yet, why don't you do something instead of whining? What have you done to make your community better? If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
Chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#6 Aug 14, 2007
An employee wrote:
The DEP was on site, testing air and water quality within a 10 mile radius and found that there were no problems.
I understand that for some reason you want to put down Derry. Keystone Foam is just an innocent victim in your crossfire. If you hate this area so much, why don't you move? Go live in the Hill District and see if that quality of life is better. Better yet, why don't you do something instead of whining? What have you done to make your community better? If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
OH BOY! Thanks for clearing that up! I feel all better now that the DEP said it's OK! They know everything. The Government knows everything. We should always trust our government. Especially when it comes to chemicals in the air.

And as far as me putting Derry down, I think you're a minority in that argument. Just what is there worth defending anyway? I'd love to take your advice and move away, but I can't. My property value has actually dropped within the last ten years because nobody wants to live here. Nobody wants to send their kids to "Heroin Area High School".

Take over my mortgage (it's not that much. You could easily afford it), and I'll be more than happy to move out of town. I'll even leave you all the furniture AND the dog!
An Employee

Irwin, PA

#7 Aug 14, 2007
This person obviously has a lot of opinions, assumptions, and accusations; but very few facts.
Chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#8 Aug 14, 2007
An Employee wrote:
This person obviously has a lot of opinions, assumptions, and accusations; but very few facts.
Then enlighten me.
Buckeye

San Jose, CA

#9 Aug 14, 2007
Hey Chinenjim, looks like you have a history of bitching about everything! Do you have that little of a life? Yes, I am currently hiding behind a screen name, but more than willing to be truely identified. Based on your blog history, you are probably not likely to every identify yourself. Just want to bitch to bitch! Grow up and get a life -- just because you have seen a problem with a former company in Derry, don't make an a -- of yourself and assume every company that has a disaster hit them will do the same as the previous company. And Hey, if you have that much of a problem with the Government why don't you do more than move out of Derry -- move out of the Country and see if you can get away with writing what you did earlier today.
Chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#10 Aug 14, 2007
Buckeye wrote:
Hey Chinenjim, looks like you have a history of bitching about everything! Do you have that little of a life? Yes, I am currently hiding behind a screen name, but more than willing to be truely identified. Based on your blog history, you are probably not likely to every identify yourself.
Well, well, well. It appears we have a Buckeye joining in on the insanity here. Now, which Buckeye are you? The teacher from Derry, Mrs. Buckeye? I really hope that's not you Mrs. Buckeye. It it is you, I would find it highly disturbing that you're spending your retirement flaming people on the internet in defense of your whacked out little town. Please tell me it's not you!

Again, I asked SOMEONE...ANYONE...to provide me with ANYTHING positive to say about the town of Derry! So far, NOBODY has said ANYTHING constructive and positive! NOBODY!

Instead...in true Derry fashion, you people just opt to sweep every problem under the rug and pretend it never happened. Was I so wrong to jump to the conclusion that Keystone foam would remain a pile of rubble for years and years? A sane person would say that my assumption was pretty dead-on, given the track record of this town, as well as the ENTIRE region over the past 30 years!

Yee-haw! When you're done screwing your first cousin in the butt, please get back online and shower me with some more hatred.

Again, if this is Mrs. Buckeye you should be ashamed of yourself.

Chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#11 Aug 14, 2007
Oh..and for the record, MY NAME is Jim Franks. I live in New Alexandria. I moved here from Trappe, PA when I was 14. What's YOUR real name, Buckeye?
from the area

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Aug 14, 2007
Just thought I would add some info-The owners of Keystone Foam are "good people." They are not from Derry, but have contributed to the community there for a long time and have vowed to rebuild on the same sight. As for ICI-the employees were lazy and thought they could get away with not working-the owner proposed a performance based compensation plan and the older workers went on strike, becuase they did not want the younger workers making more money. The owner moved the jobs to N.Y.
Chinenjim

Latrobe, PA

#13 Aug 14, 2007
from the area wrote:
As for ICI-the employees were lazy and thought they could get away with not working-the owner proposed a performance based compensation plan and the older workers went on strike, becuase they did not want the younger workers making more money. The owner moved the jobs to N.Y.
ATTENTION WESTERN PENNSYLVANIANS: Do not let this little tidbit of factual information deter you! Just flame this person for writing this, continue to have so much faith in your unions, keep your sense of entitlement, and continue your staunch democratic ideology. It may have driven this entire area into the ground over the past 100 years..but I guarantee you, two or three hundred years from now, it will all work out in your favor!
James Franks

Latrobe, PA

#14 Aug 16, 2007
Well Buckeye...Jimmy Frank here. Waiting for your flaming rebuttal. Nothing to say, eh?
fireman113

Acme, PA

#15 Aug 22, 2007
nice ya big freaking jerk. I know the owners of the plant and that business was their lives. This fire was devistatinf to them and many families. The old westinghouse site was a cooperate business big difference than that of keystone foam. as I am sure you have seen the building is being cleaned up and they are going to rebuild. Have a little courtesy people lost their livelyhoods. Hope something like this never happens to an uncaring jerk like you.
roadcone

Acme, PA

#16 Aug 22, 2007
hey Jim Franks well since your pinholing a community like this and don't know what your talking about I know a guy in New Alec that is cheating on his wife with another mans wife does that make you all lying cheating bastards in New Alex. I guess it does of course you probably find nothing wrong with that either. Oh yeah and you have so much to offer the world out there I was just thinking how I could use a couple weeks vacation in New Alex. do us all a favor and go stand in the middle of 22
Jim Franks

Latrobe, PA

#17 Aug 22, 2007
roadcone wrote:
hey Jim Franks well since your pinholing a community like this and don't know what your talking about I know a guy in New Alec that is cheating on his wife with another mans wife does that make you all lying cheating bastards in New Alex.
Yes, that means we are all lying cheating bastards here in New "Alec". We should all be killed. Our execution should also be carried out by you personally, and be televised on local TV. Damn us all to hell. We all deserve to die for having an opinion. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. I will now go and kill my miserable self. May I have your address, so I can chop off my balls and send them to you before I blow my head off?
Mrs Franks

Latrobe, PA

#18 Aug 22, 2007
roadcone wrote:
hey Jim Franks well since your pinholing a community like this and don't know what your talking about I know a guy in New Alec that is cheating on his wife with another mans wife does that make you all lying cheating bastards in New Alex. I guess it does of course you probably find nothing wrong with that either. Oh yeah and you have so much to offer the world out there I was just thinking how I could use a couple weeks vacation in New Alex. do us all a favor and go stand in the middle of 22
My son took your advice, sir. He left the house and stood "in the middle of 22", just as you instructed. He was struck by a semi, thrown through the air, and then struck by a Chevrolet Cavalier. Then, another Chevrolet Cavalier ran over him, bounced up and down, almost lost control, then sped off. We found a $20 6-inch wide exhaust tip from Pep-boys laying on the road. We assume it fell off the Second Cavalier when it bounced over my son's corpse.

Anyway, we're selling the cool Pep-boys 6-inch exhaust tip for only 10 bucks. It's the ultimate final touch on the Pennsylvania State Car: The mid-80's to late 90's Chevrolet Cavalier! It will be on e-bay soon.

You are right, roadcone. Anyone who criticizes Western Pennsylvania should be killed. My son was a fool to mock this wonderful area. Now he's burning in hell forever for his mistakes. Thank you roadcone, for ridding the world of yet another hater. For we all know, anything west of the Ohio line, north of Elk county, east of Harrisburg, and south of Morgantown doesn't exist anyway. It's just a holographic image that Satan has put there to fool us into daring to cross into. For we all know that if one dares venture past these points, they will fall off the face of the earth. After all, the world IS flat. We all know that to be the truth here in Western Pennsylvania.
thankful to be working

United States

#19 Aug 24, 2007
to mr. franks, you dont know what the hell you are talking about as for keystone foam, less than 3 weeks after the fire that destroyed our plant all employees are back to work in the former foamex plant 1 mile up the road from the original site of keystone foam, and if you would drive past the original site you will see that it is completely cleaned up again in less than 3 weeks as originally planned. I also feel that the owners of keystone foam, who are good people, will be ready to break ground in less than 2 weeks. so if you don't know my bosses, then just shut your mouth because they are good people to work for.
Mrs Franks

Latrobe, PA

#20 Aug 25, 2007
thankful to be working wrote:
to mr. franks, you dont know what the hell you are talking about as for keystone foam, less than 3 weeks after the fire that destroyed our plant all employees are back to work in the former foamex plant 1 mile up the road from the original site of keystone foam, and if you would drive past the original site you will see that it is completely cleaned up again in less than 3 weeks as originally planned. I also feel that the owners of keystone foam, who are good people, will be ready to break ground in less than 2 weeks. so if you don't know my bosses, then just shut your mouth because they are good people to work for.
Mr. Franks (my son) is dead. If you read my last post, you'd know that. At any rate, I am glad you are all back to work. I also apologize for my son's criticism of your bosses. He is dead now, so you won't have to worry about him saying anything ever again.

God bless.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Spring Church Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Saltsburg (May '16) Mar 11 Knowitall 93
Vandergrift Music Thread (Apr '15) Mar 1 Musikologist 4
House fire on Sugar Hollow Road in Apollo Feb '17 Amy Renee 1
Looking for Junior Marchitelli Jan '17 Bebe 7
welfare/SSI (Oct '15) Nov '16 diddly doo 19
Avonmore woman missing Nov '16 BAM 6
Callahan, Wise, Barnum Oct '16 Kate 3

Spring Church Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Spring Church Mortgages