Dust Explosion in Plant’s Flour Mixing Room Injures 2

The blast at the Savannah, GA production facility also caused damage to a wall Tuesday morning.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

September 14, 2021

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Several people were hurt in an explosion Tuesday morning at a manufacturing facility in Savannah, GA.

“The Savannah Fire Department responded to the report of a small explosion in the flour mixing room at a plant in the 1300 block of Mills B. Lane,” the department wrote in a post to its Twitter account Tuesday morning. “The incident caused damage to a wall and two employees reported minor injuries. The cause is under investigation.

Local news reports did not include details on the operator of the facility. Broadcaster WSAV said the facility is at 1311 Mills B. Lane. The LinkedIn page for the Derst Baking Co. LLC lists that address as its location. Officialstold Fox News affiliate WTGS that the incident was a dust explosion.

Derst Baking Co. is owned by Flowers Foods Inc. 

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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