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Fire destroys fertilizer plant, causes chemical spills 22 August 2023

A fire broke out at a fertilizer plant in the city of Bartlett, Texas in the US on 20 August. The blaze resulted in the “total loss” of the American Plant Food Corp. facility, officials said in a statement....

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Milling company to pay $940,000 to settle lawsuit relating to dust explosion that killed five 15 August 2023

Didion Milling Inc. has agreed to pay $940,000 (£740,000) to settle a lawsuit with the state of Wisconsin alleging multiple safety violations at the company’s corn mill where a grain dust explosion killed five employees in May 2017....

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Grain warehouse blast injures 10 08 August 2023

An explosion near grain silos in western Turkey injured 10 people on 7 August. Local officials said the blast happened during the transfer of wheat from a ship in the port of Derince to a grain silo....

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Grain silo blast kills eight in Brazil, one person missing 28 July 2023

A grain silo explosion at an agricultural plant in southern Brazil killed eight people and left a dozen more injured on 27 July. The incident happened a facility owned by C.Vale, an agricultural co-operative, in the town of Palotina in Paraná state....

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Two companies cited after workers show elevated levels of inorganic arsenic at chemical facility 19 May 2023

A US Department of Labor investigation has found that two companies operating at a wood treatment chemical manufacturing facility in Georgia, US exposed workers to chemical hazards....

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Ethanol plant explosion kills one, injures four 20 April 2023

An explosion at an ethanol plant in Nebraska, US killed one worker and injured four others on April 17. The incident happened at a plant operated by Green Plains in the city of Wood River, around 160 miles (257km) west of Omaha....

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Explosion at dairy farm injures one person, kills 18,000 cattle 17 April 2023

An explosion and fire at a US dairy farm in the city Dimmitt, located around 50 miles (80km) southwest of Amarillo, in northern Texas critically injured one person and killed around 18,000 cattle on April 10....

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US dust explosion incidents increased last year, no fatalities 23 February 2023

Purdue University in the US has published its annual summary recording nationwide grain dust bin explosions on February 21. The report shows there were nine incidents in 2022 compared to seven reported incidents in 2021 and a 10-year average of 7.8 explosions annually....

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Hazardous materials incident kills two workers at US manufacturing plant 14 September 2021

Two people were killed following a hazardous materials incident in North Carolina, US on September 12. Emergency responders attended a plant belonging to Valley Proteins at around 13:30 local time and pronounced two workers as dead at the scene....

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Wood pellet plant blast injures four in US 07 September 2021

An explosion at a wood pellet manufacturer in the state of Georgia, US injured four people on September 2. The incident happened at a plant belonging to Hazlehurst Wood Pellets near the town of Hazlehurst. Two of the injured were airlifted to hospital....

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