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Analysis of a Car Fire Case Deciding at Courts that a Fire Broke Out due to Manufacture Defect
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 30, Issue 3,  2016, pp.94-103
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2016.30.3.094
 Title & Authors
Analysis of a Car Fire Case Deciding at Courts that a Fire Broke Out due to Manufacture Defect
Lee, Eui-Pyeong;
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 Abstract
This study analyzed the cause and liability of a car fire. The car was purchased 1 year ago and had traveled 8,500 km. When the car stopped at a red right and was about to start when the light turned green, the car next to it sounded itsa horn. As a result, the driver stopped the car and found that there was a fire in the engine compartment, which the fire brigade subsequently extinguished. This car fire may have been caused by an electrical spark from a screw hook inserted into the battery + terminal. Therefore, the courts decided that the car owner or driver was not responsible for the fire, because the electrical spark from the hook that caused it resulted from the automaker`s manufacturing defect.
 Keywords
Car fire;Fire investigation;Fire cause;Manufacturing defect;Product liability;
 Language
Korean
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