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Indiana grain bin explosion kills one

01 July 2013

A blast on June 24  that rocked a Union Mills grain bin 50 miles south of Chicago killed a worker who was working near the top of the silo and fell 175 feet to his death, according to local sources. According to WSBT, the Safety and Health Administration of the state is now conducting an official investigation into the Indiana explosion and death. 

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration website says more than 500 explosions in grain-handling facilities across the nation over the last 35 years have killed 180 people and injured more than 675. Grain dust is the main source of fuel for explosions in grain handling, the website said.

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