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IMAGES: 6 dead, 2 injured after grain elevator explosion

According to the U.S. Labor Department, over the past 35 years, there have been more than 500 explosions in grain handling facilities across the United States that have killed more than 180 people and injured more than 675. Grain dust is the main source of fuel for explosions in grain handling. This dust is highly combustible and can burn or explode if enough becomes airborne or accumulates on a surface and finds an ignition source (such as a hot bearing, overheated motor or misaligned conveyor belt, as well as heat or sparks from welding, cutting and brazing operations).

Live Progress View: Bartlett Grain Elevator Reconstruction

Statement from Bob Knief, President, Bartlett Grain

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