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  • 22 Trapped Coal Miners Rescued in China after Explosion

    December 2, 2016

    22 coal miners trapped in a northeastern China mine after a fire broke out Tuesday were successfully rescued, multiple news organizations reported. Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said that an accident explosion occurred at the private, unlicensed coal mine in Qitaihe City at about 9 p.m.,...

  • Innovative Ways of Dealing with Combustible Dusts

    November 28, 2016

    Powder & Bulk Solids presents “Innovative Ways of Dealing with Combustible Dusts” as part of its free DryPro series of webinars, November 29, 2016, at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). Jonathan F. Hale, MPA, president, Air Systems Corp. will provide an approach to explosive dust...

  • Three Injured in Dust Collector Explosion at MN Facility

    November 11, 2016

    Three employees of an Eden Valley, MN cabinet production facility were injured in a dust explosion Thursday, several media sources reported. Occurring at about 2:19 PM central time at Schlangen’s Custom Cabinets, Meeker County [MN] Sherriff Brian Cruze told the St. Cloud Times that the...

  • 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...