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Dust confirmed as cause of Cargill Norway fish feed factory explosion

30 July 2018

Police told local news sources that a blast in a silo at the Cargill fish feed plant at Halsa in Northern Norway was caused by a dust explosion. Staff on the evening shift were working in the factory when the explosion occurred, but no one was injured in the incident.

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“At the moment I’m unable to say anything more than there has been an explosion. It hasn’t caused any significant damage, and we are currently investigating what actually happened,” Plant Manager Herulf Olsen told Avisa Nordland.

Police attended the scene and gathered documentation on the incident, which is now under investigation.

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