Video Examines Fatal Combustible Dust Fires at Hoeganaes

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 01/03/2013 11:31AM

 

"Iron in the Fire," focuses on the three combustible dust flash fires that claimed five workers' lives in 2011 at Hoeganaes Corporation's powdered-iron facility in Gallatin, TN. While the Chemical Safety Board's award-winning video focuses on iron dust explosions, it is still instructional for woodworking managers that must be aware of potential combustible dust issues at their plants.

 

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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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