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Imperial Sugar plant explosion findings are out-CSB

CSB (US Chemical Safety Board) have completed their 19 months investigation for Imperial sugar plant blast . 14 people were killed and 36 injured in what has been called as one of the worst industrial accident in America.Accident took place in Savannah , Georgia in year 2008 .Findings highlighted that the explosion was preventable and death could not have happened had the plant management followed safety guidelines .This accident was caused by poor equipment design, poor maintenance and poor housekeeping.

The primary explosion occurred inside a sugar conveyor located beneath two sugar-storage silos that were inadequately designed and had allowed a build-up of sugar dust. That, in turn, triggered a cascade of secondary dust explosions.

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