Norma Candeloro

Today in fire history: grain elevator explosion kills seven

Blog Post created by Norma Candeloro Employee on Jun 8, 2016

On June 8, 1998, a series of explosions occurred at one of the largest grain elevators in the world, killing seven and injuring ten. The facility located in Haysville, KGrainSiloFire - Copy.JPGansas, was being prepared for the early summer harvest of wheat; workers were preparing the facility by cleaning the gallery houses at the top of the silos as well as the conveyor tunnels under the silos. The ignition source is unknown, even after an investigation.

Members can download a free copy of the NFPA investigation report on the this incident. http://www.nfpa.org/research/fire-investigations/non-residential-properties_ All visitors can read a summary of the event.

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