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Imperial Sugar Company Dust Explosion and Fire



Uploaded by: Terry Wilkinson on 04/27/2012

Author: US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

Publication Date: 2/7/2008

Publication Source: www.csb.gov

Summary: On February 7, 2008, a huge explosion and fire occurred at the Imperial Sugar refinery northwest of Savannah, Georgia, causing 14 deaths and injuring 38 others, including 14 with serious and life-threatening burns. The explosion was fueled by massive accumulations of combustible sugar dust throughout the packaging building. This article provides information on the investigation, recommendations and a video.


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Imperial Sugar Company Dust Explosion and Fire


 
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Accident Description:  On February 7, 2008, a huge explosion and fire occurred at the Imperial Sugar refinery northwest of Savannah, Georgia, causing 14 deaths and injuring 38 others, including 14 with serious and life-threatening burns. The explosion was fueled by massive accumulations of combustible sugar dust throughout the packaging building.  
 
Learn more from the incident investigation, recommendations and a video from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
 
 
 
 
Chemical Safety Board Investigative ReportSugar Dust Explosion and Fire
 
Chemical Safety Board Investigation PageImperial Sugar Company Dust Explosion and Fire

Chemical Safety Board RecommendationsImperial Sugar Company Dust Explosion and Fire
 
U.S. Chemical Safety Board web sitewww.csb.gov
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chemical Safety Board video:  Inferno:  Dust Explosion at Imperial Sugar
 
Click below to view the video.
 
 
 


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