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US grain dust explosion injures seven

14 August 2014

According to the Columbus Dispatch, seven people were injured in an explosion on August 13 at an Ohio grain facility. Five employees and two state grain graders were at the Coshocton Grain facility in central Ohio when a suspected dust explosion took place as rail cars were being filled with corn.

None of the injuries are life-threatening, a company spokesman said, adding that the blast was not followed by a fire. The explosion blew the roofs off several silos and grain bins.

Coshocton Grain has a number of facilities across Ohio and Illinois. It handles about 10 million bushels (272 metric tonnes) of corn a year at its Coshocton location.

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