Six workers dead, dozens injured in US sugar plant explosion


This video from the USA is called Imperial Sugar Refinery Fire.

By Naomi Spencer:

US: Six dead, dozens injured in Georgia sugar plant explosion

9 February 2008

At least 6 workers died and more than 60 suffered injuries in a massive explosion and fire Thursday evening at a Savannah, Georgia, sugar refinery.

The disaster is the latest in a series of devastating and preventable industrial accidents linked to the build-up of combustible powders, for which federal safety investigators recommended regulatory standards in 2006.

The sugar industry already had a bad safety record in the seventeenth century in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

August 2008 update on Imperial Sugar tragedy: here.

Chambliss Faces Subpoena Over Sugar Blast that Killed 14 Workers: here.

Latino workers die on the job at higher rates than others in the USA: here.

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