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No fatalities in US from grain dust explosions in 2020, new report says 16 February 2021

According to new research from researchers in Purdue University’s Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, there were zero fatalities during 2020 in the United States as a result of grain dust explosions....

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Liquid nitrogen leak kills six, injures 12 at US food processing plant 29 January 2021

Six people died and 12 others were hospitalised on January 28 after a liquid nitrogen leak occurred at a poultry plant in the state of Georgia, US. Local fire and police officials confirmed that five people died at the scene while one person died after being transported to hospital. Three of the injured are in critical conditions, five are stable, and three others have been treated and released....

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Liquid nitrogen leak kills two at US food processing plant 03 December 2020

Two workers at a food processing plant in Vernon, Los Angeles died on December 2 after a liquid nitrogen leak. Authorities said that the employees were found unconscious and not breathing in a cold room at the plant belonging to Golden West Food Group....

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Fire and explosion at Indian beer production facility injures two 30 November 2020

Two people were injured in an explosion and fire on November 29 at a beer factory in an industrial area of Pithampur, central India. According to the Times of India, workers had been welding inside the plant when the incident occurred....

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Dust explosion injures 3 at US food processing factory 20 October 2020

An explosion at a food processing plant in Arkansas, US injured three workers on October 15 and caused damage to the facility’s structure. The blast happened in a building used to store rough and milled rice at a facility owned by food manufacturer Riceland....

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Gas leak at food processing plant kills one, injures another in India 09 October 2020

One person was killed and another injured on October 9 after an ammonia gas leak at a food processing plant in South Goa on India’s west coast. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning at a factory belonging to Quality Foods....

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Five injured in explosion at sugar beet factory 29 September 2020

Five workers were injured in an explosion on September 28 at a sugar beet processing plant in Idaho, US. The blast happened in the city of Nampa at a factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company....

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Explosion at Tilbury docks in July confirmed to be dust explosion 20 August 2020

The Essex fire service has confirmed that a blast at a large grain store in Tilbury docks on July 3 was a dust explosion. The explosion blew the roof off a grain silo and caused flames to rise up to 75m into the sky....

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Two workers die from injuries after explosion at US processing plant 18 August 2020

Two workers who were seriously injured in an explosion on August 10 at a Mississippi processing plant have died in hospital. The explosion happened at a plant belonging to food recycling company DAR PRO Solutions in the city of Byram, around 10 miles (16km) south of Jackson....

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One person killed, two injured after guacamole machine explodes in US 06 August 2020

A man was killed and two others injured on August 5 after a food processing machine exploded in Schenectady, New York. The machine was being tested for the manufacturing of guacamole when the blast occurred....

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