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Feed Mill Explosion in Rockmart USA – Probably the result of a Dust Explosion

In the early hours of Sunday 7th Feb 2016, during an overnight shift at the Feed Mill, the plant was severely damaged by a violent explosion which left one worker dead and several others injured.

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Lives are still being lost due to poor understanding of the risks involved in working with flammable powders / dust. Agricultural dust are flammable as are 80% of organic based dusts. OSHA in the USA take this very seriously and produce a useful poster to improve staff awareness of combustible dust. See the following link to download a copy:

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