Grain Dust Flash Fire at Foods Feed Mill

From 5NEWSOnline.com


Three Hospitalized After Flash Fire at OK Foods Feed Mill




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LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – Three people are hospitalized with severe
burns Tuesday morning (Mar. 24) after a flash fire at the OK Foods Feed
Mill in LeFlore County.


Two people remain in critical condition at a hosptial in Tulsa. The other worker was transported to Sparks Hospital with minor injuries.


An officer with Heavener Police said the flash fire happened at the mill on Highway 128 around 7:30 p.m. Monday night (Mar. 23). Authorities said it happened on the third floor of the mill, where two contract welders were working.


Authorities said grain dust suddenly caught fire.


Several employees were inside the building at the time of the incident jumping to safety from three stories up, authorities said. Most of them were able to make it outside of the building without any
injuries.


The conditions and the identities of the burn victims are not being released at this time.


OK Foods CEO Trent Goins released the following statement on the incident:


“Three people were injured Monday at our feed mill in Heavener. An arc flash occurred while contract work was being performed on a feed bin. Three contract workers were transported to the local hospital were they remain today. Worker safety is paramount to OK Foods and we will continue to investigate this isolated incident, which did not impact the operation of the feed mill. The feed mill remains open today.”

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