Volume 24, Issue 3 (July 1979)

    A Case of Arson?

    (Received 5 August 1978; accepted 8 February 1979)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A vehicle owner reported to his insurance company that as he was changing a rear wheel the vehicle fell off the jack and the fuel tank was ruptured and caught fire. A bumper jack in conjunction with an adjustable stand was used. The questions to be answered were these: 1. Were the events, as described by the owner, likely to lead to a fire? 2. If the owner's description was not likely, was there an alternative, reasonable explanation for the fire consistent with an examination of the vehicle?


    Author Information:

    Powell, GLF
    Manager and technologist, Materials Division, Amdel, Frewville, South Australia

    Spanswick, KR
    Manager and technologist, Materials Division, Amdel, Frewville, South Australia


    Stock #: JFS10881J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10881J

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    Title A Case of Arson?
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