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3 Hurt in Dust Explosion at Nova Scotia Concrete Plant

November 6, 2018

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3 Hurt in Dust Explosion at Nova Scotia Concrete Plant
The Quality Concrete plant in Dartmouth, NS. Image courtesy of Google Maps

A dust explosion at the Quality Concrete plant in Dartmouth, NS on Monday afternoon, blowing the top of a silo off and scattering debris several blocks away, first responders told local news organizations. 

Fire crews made their way to the facility after the blast was reported at about 3:20 p.m. Three Quality Concrete workers received minor injuries during the incident and officials ordered businesses located near the plant to evacuate the area, CBC reported.

A spokesperson from Quality Concrete interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen said the company could not offer details on the incident because investigators are still gathering details. 

“A fly ash storage silo is what we are looking at,” said Tracey Tulloch, a representative of the Stevens Group, the owner of Quality Concrete, said in the Citizen. “We don’t know specifically what transpired.”

A reporter with CTV Atlantic in Halifax tweeted that the Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education issued an order to halt work at the Dartmouth facility to allow an investigation to be carried out. 

Part of the silo reportedly flew in the air and landed on a parked car. The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

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