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A grain dust explosion started a fire in August 2008 at the West Central Ag elevator in Ulen, Minn., as seen here from one mile west of the elevator. Forum file photo

Accidents put grain elevator safety in focus

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Recent high-profile accidents have put a regulatory spotlight on grain elevators.

There have been 89 fatalities reported to OSHA involving grain elevators nationwide since 2009, including 40 engulfments, 32 falls and seven dust explosions - all of which have triggered increased concern by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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