Dust Blast in Elevator Kills Six

Dust Blast in Elevator Kills Six

Six employees were killed when a dust explosion wrecked the Aberdeen Grain Elevator in Midland, Ont., on July 9.

The blast caused by spontaneous ignition was followed by a “flash fire” which spread quickly throughout the entire building starting small fires at a number of places. The whole top section was blown out and when firemen arrived, the elevator was a mass of flames.

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