Dust Explosion Forces Evac at OK Mill

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 07:10 PM gHale

All employees are accounted for and there were no injuries after a Thursday dust explosion at Big V Feeds in McAlester, OK, officials said.

Witnesses said they saw a tall flame and heard a big boom before black smoke billowed out of a grain bin Thursday afternoon.

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A witness said a bolt was found in a grinder that might have sparked the blast.

Big V Feeds also posted an update to its Facebook page:

“Just wanted to let everyone know that we had a flash dust explosion at the mill a little while ago. As a precaution, everyone was evacuated and the electricity was shut down. Everyone is ok and accounted for.”

Big V Feeds is a family-owned wholesale manufacturer in McAlester that provides livestock feeds, processed grains and agricultural services.

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