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We had a pressure washer die Saturday while cleaning the outside of a grain silo. He was using a lift to clean, and was to close to power lines. Remember when working near power lines to be very careful. Not only can you be seriously hurt or killed by coming in contact with the lines, then can arc when wet.

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/lowell/2015/06/27/fatal-accident-reported-at-lowell-milling-company/29390209/



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Kleen Roof and Exterior Cleaning wrote:

We had a pressure washer die Saturday while cleaning the outside of a grain silo. He was using a lift to clean, and was to close to power lines. Remember when working near power lines to be very careful. Not only can you be seriously hurt or killed by coming in contact with the lines, then can arc when wet.

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/lowell/2015/06/27/fatal-accident-reported-at-lowell-milling-company/29390209/


 I hear Grain Silo's can actually explode, or catch on fire easily ?



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I used to work for a food manufacturer, and we had a fire in a flour silo that was caused by a light that sanitation was using while they were cleaning the inside of the silo

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The reason silos are explosive is due to the large total surface area of the particulates in the air. If you held a lighter to a chunk of coal it would take a long time to ignite. If you took that chuck and ground it down to a fine powder, the total surface area of all the particulates combined exceeds the surface area of the whole chuck exponentially. This allows a particulate to ignite much faster with the lighter. The ignited particulate then ignites another particulate causing a chain reaction with an explosive force.

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