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Grandcamp Industrial Explosion

Remembering The Deadliest Industrial Explosion

This past weekend marked the 70th anniversary of the deadliest industrial explosion in the United States, and it’s worth taking time to remember those killed and injured and to pay attention to the safety changes that were instituted because of … Read More

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Combustible Metal Dust Fire At Zippo Factory

Even a manufacturing plant that makes lighters is not immune from fire risks, and a Zippo factory in Pennsylvania found this out when a dust fire occurred on Monday, April 3rd. The fire was started in an exterior dust collection … Read More

Combustible dust backdraft

Backdraft And Combustible Dust Is A Deadly Combo

You would think that an explosion caused by combustible dust would be the biggest concern during a fire, but these situations create the opportunity for a dangerous fire situation- a backdraft.  A backdraft is a sudden swelling of flames when … Read More

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