Explosion at Idaho sugar plant sends one to hospital, injures four others

Five people were injured after an explosion last week at a sugar-beet plant in Nampa, Idaho, the company said, according to the Idaho Statesman.

The explosion was reported at the Amalgamated Sugar processing plant, said Jessica Anderson, a spokesperson for the company.

In an email, Anderson said the injuries to the five did not appear to be life-threatening. Four of those injured were treated with “minor first aid” and have returned to work, she said. One person was sent to a hospital for further examination.

Anderson said the explosion took place in the beet-pulp steam dryer. Employees were wearing fire-protection gear at the time, she said.

Anderson said the company’s safety unit is investigating the explosion. “I’m certain that OSHA will conduct an investigation as well,” she said.

Damage to the plant was minimal, she said.

Share on Socials!

Related Articles

Related Articles

Intertek expands personal protective equipment services and COVID-19 solutions with N95 respirator precertification testing

Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the expansion of its personal protective equipment services to include precertification testing of N95 respirators to ...
Read More

Employers can bar unvaccinated employees from the workplace, EEOC says

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Dec 16th that employers are entitled — and required — to ensure a safe workplace in which "an individual shall not pose ...
Read More

Magid Glove & Safety Named to Top Workplaces USA List for the Second Consecutive Year

Industry-leading PPE manufacturer and distributor, Magid Glove & Safety, has been named to the Top Workplaces USA list in the 500-999 employee company size category for the second consecutive year. This award ...
Read More

Follow IHW!

Leaders in Industrial Hygiene

 

AccuTec-IHS
BOWMAN Dispensers, LLC
ENMET
HafcoVac
ILC
Miller Electric
Nilfisk
OHD
SHOWA
TSI

 

Subscribe!

Sign up to receive our industry publications for FREE!

Industrial Hygiene

Construction Safety