Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grain Elevator Dryer Explosion (Dust Explosion)

a small explosion came from a grain dryer near the elevator around 8:45 a.m. - two employees nearby were hurt in the blast, one was working on a platform on the grain dryer at the time of the explosion - one worker was taken to a hospital and the other flown by air ambulance to a hospital - no other details at this time.


Bryan

1 comment:

Jeffrey C. Nichols said...

Dryers + combustible dust = major risk. Reduce probability and severity, and you reduce risk. Reducing risk means preventing fires and explosions. Utilize Temperature and Spark Sensors; Spark Extinguishment, Deluge, and explosion vents minimum. Thus reducing probability and severity of embers, fires, and explosions. Additionally, enforce hot work, lockout - tagout procedures, testing, maintenance, housekeeping, and proper sequencing and interlocking, and you will prevent most all severe events. And if employees wear personal protective gear and cloting, they can prevent serious injury.

 

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