Archive for February 8, 2008

Dixie Crystals Plant Explodes

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. — Firefighters have pulled four bodies from the rubble of a still-burning sugar refinery that exploded Thursday night and are searching for at least four others workers who remain missing, according to Georgia’s top fire official. More than 50 other workers were injured, more than 15 critically, in the blast.

“We continue to look for survivors. We pray that there will be survivors,” Georgia’s Fire Commissioner John Oxendine said.

Source:  News4Jax, First Coast News

While I knew how explosive grain dust and sawdust can be, it never occurred to me that my ol’ friend and nemesis sugar could have such an evil side.   And Dixie Crystals, too!  That’s the brand of sugar I always buy.  

I hope that those that were so badly injured in this industrial accident have a swift recovery, and my condolences to the families of those that lost their lives while working to make our lives sweeter.

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