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    Dozens hurt in Georgia sugar refinery explosion

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/07/sug...ion/index.html

    Dozens of people were injured -- at least 30 of them critically -- in an explosion at a sugar refinery near Savannah, Georgia, Thursday evening, a hospital official said.
    Police and medical officials say the blast at Imperial Sugar in Port Wentworth happened at about 7 p.m.
    At least one witness estimated that 200 people were injured in the blast.
    By 9:30 p.m., about 30 workers from the plant were being treated at Memorial Health University Medical Center with critical wounds.
    "It was like walking into hell," said Joyce Baker, who was with her husband, a Port Wentworth police officer, at a meeting at nearby city hall, at the time of the explosion. (more at link)

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    What is going on today????

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    Live feed here. Click play on the player and it takes a bit to load. Significant amount admited with third degree burns. Scores missing.

    http://www.thecoastalsource.com/news.../15420591.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
    What is going on today????
    I know!! Omg, blast was so strong, it blew vics into the river.

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    Spaz, there are several more hours left of today. You are starting the threads now if there are anymore incidents!!! I've lost count of the threads I've started today.

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    SuziQ it's unreal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
    SuziQ it's unreal
    It's been a strange day.

    Another live feed below:

    http://www.wtoctv.com/

    No one found in the water, good news.

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    omgosh, how awful. Prayers to all who worked there and their families.

    From CNN:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/07/sug...ef=mpstoryview


    spokesman Buzz Weiss said hospitals were told to prepare for as many as 100 casualties from the explosion.

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    OMG how devastating! Prayers for all involved!

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    A presser is about to begin at:

    http://www.cnn.com/


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    who'd have thought that you could cause an explosion from sugar dust???

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    IIRC, there was a plant explosion a couple of years ago at a fabric/carpert mill from fiber dust.

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    Flour too can explode, so can talcum, as well as grain silos from the dust.



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