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  • Four killed in Zimbabwe grain silo explosion

    30 August 2018

    On August 28 a large silo explosion and fire at the Grain Marketing Board grain storage depot in Lion’s Den, Zimbabwe, killed four workers and left three with injuries, local media reported. A statement by Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said initial indications pointed to a possible electrical fault exacerbated by combustible gases....

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  • Two injured in blast at Iowa grain elevator

    22 August 2018

    Two workers were injured in an explosion and fire on the afternoon of August 21 at the Landus Cooperative grain elevator in Rake, Iowa, local news organisations reported. The company said in a statement following the incident that the structure sustained damage from the blast and fire and the site has halted deliveries of grain. ...

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  • One killed, 17 injured in Kenya nut factory explosion

    20 August 2018

    One person has died and 17 others were injured after a boiler exploded at the Jungle Nuts Holdings factory in Thika, Kenya, on August 17. Two of the injured employees are in critical condition. The company processes cashew and macadamia nuts and fruits for export....

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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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  • French grain silo explosion injures four

    06 June 2018

    At least four people have been injured following an explosion at a grain silo in Strasbourg, eastern France on June 6. Police said eleven were on site at the time of the incident. The grain storage facility is owned by the Comptoir Agricole group, a major French agricultural cooperative, and had a storage capacity of 40,000 tonnes....

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Trump administration to rescind most safety regulations proposed after fatal West explosion 22 May 2018

Five years after the fatal explosion of the West Fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 15 and injured 260, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed rules that will not include many of the Obama administration regulations the agency had proposed for chemical plants in the wake of the explosion....

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CSB gives update on fatal Wisconsin grain mill blast 02 May 2018

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) held a news conference on April 30 to give an update on its investigation into a grain dust explosion in May 2017, which killed five workers and injured 14 others at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin....

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Three injured in explosion and fire at edible oil plant in southern Spain 09 April 2018

A dust explosion at a sunflower seed silo at the Deoleo Koipe factory in Andujar, near Jaen in Southern Spain, left three workers with minor injuries including smoke inhalation and shock. Sheets of metal were sent flying through the air after the blast and it took firefighters two hours to bring the blaze under control....

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Number of US grain dust explosions rises in 2017, despite long-term downward trend 19 March 2018

There were seven reported grain dust explosions at US food and agricultural facilities in 2017, two more than in 2016 but still below the 10-year average of 9.3 explosions per year, according to an annual report issued by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering....

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Explosion at oilseed factory in northern France kills two 19 February 2018

Two people were killed in an explosion at the Saipol oilseed plant in Dieppe on February 17. Local officials said 11 people received light injuries, mostly suffering shock. A team of 40 firefighters, police and rescuers were quickly on the scene, where the explosion was followed by a fierce blaze with huge flames and a large column of smoke....

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