Grain Dust Explosions

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Dust explosions can result in death, serious injury, and significant property damage. Certain industries necessarily generate dust as a byproduct of the processes that they run. For instance, grain elevators in the Midwest and elsewhere are prone to grain dust explosions due to the concentration of grain dust in the process.

We at the Beattie Law Firm have handled numerous lawsuits stemming from grain dust explosions in the grain handling industry. We are familiar with the NFPA, OSHA, and other standards and have retained some of the leading experts in the area in support of our litigation.

We strive for SAFETY in the grain handling industry. We ADVOCATE FOR SAFE PRACTICES in the grain handling industry. This includes everything from the design and construction of facilities, hazard monitoring of systems, and operation and maintenance of systems.

According to OSHA statistics, over the last 35 years, there have been over 500 explosions in grain handling facilities across the United States, with more than 180 deaths and 675 injuries. Grain dust is highly combustible, and ignition of grain dust is likely to result in catastrophic losses.

We investigate the cause of the grain dust explosion and hold those responsible accountable for their role in the loss. Was there mechanical equipment failure? Did the hazard monitoring system work as intended?

Have you been affected by a grain dust explosion? Do you need a referral for a client who was affected by a grain dust explosion? If so, you have found the right website for a lawyer to answer your questions. Please give us a call or send us an email, and we will be happy to investigate and handle the matter for you.