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  • US OSHA issues $1 million in fines, says six deaths were preventable in 2021 poultry plant chemical leak

    26 July 2021

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a total of $1 million in fines to four companies following a fatal liquid nitrogen leak at a poultry plant in Georgia, US killed six people in January 2021. The incident, which also injured 12 people, occurred at the Foundation Food Group plant where a freezer malfunctioned and caused colourless, odourless liquid nitrogen to displace oxygen....

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  • US milling company fined $676K for fatal 2020 corn silo incident

    08 June 2021

    The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on June 7 that it had fined Didion Milling a total of $676,000 after a worker died from engulfment in an unsafe grain bin. Didion received 14 citations for grain-handling safety violations. The incident comes four years after the company was fined $1.8 million for not complying with federal safety standards that may have prevented an explosion that killed five and injured a dozen....

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  • Distillery blast injures eight in Greece

    04 June 2021

    Eight people suffered injuries after an explosion at a distillery near Larissa in central Greece on May 28. According to reports, none of the injured were in critical conditions although they were said to have suffered burns and were experiencing breathing difficulties....

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  • Seed cleaning facility explosion kills one, injures another

    01 April 2021

    One person was killed and another was injured following an explosion at a seed cleaning facility in Oregon, US on March 30. The incident happened near the town of Silverton, south of Portland....

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  • Distillery explosion injures three in US

    01 March 2021

    An explosion at a distillery in the US state of Colorado injured three people on February 27. The blast happened at Elkins Distilling Company in Estes Park, northern Colorado and injured three employees....

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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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