Combustible dust is among possible causes being investigated as OSHA studies a January 20 explosion and collapse of an animal feed plant in Omaha. Combustible dust is a well-established explosion and fire risk in wood manufacturing plants. (read full story)
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B.C. Premier Christy Clark has ordered a review of the investigation into the Babine Forest Products sawmill explosion and fire in Burns Lake, B.C., that claimed two lives and injured 20 others in January 2012. (read full story)
WorkSafeBC took the rare step of ordering a B.C. sawmill to stop work because wood dust had built up to levels it considered to create a risk of fire or explosion. (read full story)