Since the Imperial Sugar explosion that killed 14 people, there’s been a lot written recommending companies have the proper equipment to deal with combustible workplace dust. This story shows that just having the equipment doesn’t guarantee you won’t have an explosion.
Several people were injured in a explosion at a furniture plant in Dubois County, IN.
Police in the town of Jasper say it happened at Indiana Flat Line Assembly Plant.
Reports say the explosion was caused by a part that got caught in a machine, causing the dust collection system to explode. The blast took out several doors and walls.
Six people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at local hospitals. Police evacuated several homes around the plant as a precaution.