Friday, November 23, 2012

Management in Russia Factories Receives Prison Punishment, Combustible Dust Deaths

(Bryansk. Russia) "Feed Processing Facility operated without a special license, worn-out equipment continued to operate where there was no dust collection. Resulting in October 23, 2011 explosion killing two workers. A September 2011 order to eliminate the violations to the company's management was issued yet ignored. The criminal case was opened under Part 2 of Article 143 of the Criminal Code (violation of safety regulations and other safety rules that resulted in the death of a person)." Best industry practices in feed processing facilities can be found in NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities.

(Udmurtia, Russia) In another incident (1/2/2012). "Director at furniture factory, two workers killed and two injured, faces up to five years in prison. Charged under Part 2 of Art. 219 of the Criminal Code, (violation of fire safety, by a person, which was responsible for their implementation, if it resulted in the death of the person.). Fire was caused by a spark that causing combustible dust deposits paints and explosion. The reasons stated was for violation of fire safety: where in the shop cleaning was not carried out - on the floor, walls and furniture lacquers site (paint shop) accumulated dust deposits paints. According to experts, the cause of fire was a violation of the process for dismantling the ventilation ducts." Best industry practices in furniture factories  can be found in. NFPA 664, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities.

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