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  • No Charges to be Filed in Kansas Grain Elevator Explosion

    November 10, 2016

    No criminal charges will be filed against Bartlett Grain Co., the owner of a grain elevator in Atchison, KS that exploded in 2011 killing 6 and injuring 2, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas announced Thursday. “Based on...

  • New Portable Dust and Fume Collector

    November 7, 2016

    The Shadow portable dust and fume collector has many of the best features of the full-sized CMAXXTM, including DeltaMAXX nanofiber filters and powerful pulse cleaning. “Customers have told us they need a portable dust and fume collector,” said Jeremiah Wann, owner and president of...

  • OSHA Fines Animal Feed Site $101K for Grain Dust Explosion Risk, Other Hazards

    October 27, 2016

    A Nebraska animal feed company was cited for 25 serious and one other-than-serious workplace safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 26 after an agency investigation revealed the company exposed workers to the risk of...

  • OSHA Issues Grain Handling Safety Reminder for Fall Harvest

    October 13, 2016

    As fall harvest season approaches, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a reminder to grain industry employers and workers to put health and safety programs into effect that control hazardous energy, ensure safe bin entry, and promote...

  • NIR System Gets Nod for Use in Combustible Dust Settings

    October 12, 2016

    The DA 7300 HLD In-line NIR system by Perten Instruments Inc. received certification from Intertek Group plc, ELT Listing Branch, Equipment Design Review Section that the instrument conforms to NFPA STD 496 & UL STD 913, 508A, 698A & 61010-1 for the USA. The instrument is also...

  • U.S. Mining Deaths, Respirable Dust Levels at Record Low

    October 12, 2016

    The fiscal year of 2016 was the “safest year in mining history” in America, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Tuesday. 24 workers died between Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2016, the lowest recorded figure...

  • Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion

    October 4, 2016

    Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion   Nestle Purina Petcare is facing a personal injury lawsuit from a welder that suffered third-degree burns and other injuries after a dust explosion at a Purina’s Flaggstaff, AZ pet food manufacturing plant in Sept. 2014,...

  • Mechanical Failure Leads to Grain Elevator Dust Explosion

    September 28, 2016

    Investigators said mechanical failure is the cause of a grain elevator dust explosion in Francesville, IN Monday that left a truck driver and a firefighter with serious burn injuries, several news organizations reported. “What happened was there was a catastrophic failure of the downward leg...

  • Compact Filters for Submicron Particulates and Fumes

    September 27, 2016

    Tri-Flow compact filter technology for submicron particulates and fumes delivers performance virtually identical to a HEPA filters and provides alternative to bags and cartridges that are typically MERV 10-13. They offer two to three times more filtration area than filter bags. Filtration...

  • Dust Collection for Micro Beer Breweries

    September 20, 2016

    The increasing popularity of local micro brewed beer has resulted in over 4000 breweries in the U.S. Many of the breweries mill or crush the husks of barley kernels, on premises to extract sugars for the mash. The milling process produces considerable amounts of fine grain dust as a by-product. If...