Hutterite ColonyBritton SDBritton,• September 15, 2011• Burn PRB Coals to our knowledge• Coal Bin Fire• Fi fi ht Firefighters on t side top id of bin extinguishing fire when explosion hen e plosion occurred “I witnessed it with my own eyes it happened just like it does in I witnessed it with my own eyes, it happened just like it does in the movies. I mean the bin virtually came apart on top and the two Firefighters just flew," Sunset Fire Chief Danny Stahl.
NewPage Plant• Blend Coal• June – Fire in Dust Collector• Fire Dept. Extinguished Fire and Dust Collector Closed Up• August – Replacing Bags• August 12, 2011 12 High Pressure Water to Remove “Slug” When Dust Emitted, Flash• Three Burned – One Serious
Corn Milling OperationBurns CoalExplosion and Fire…• Silos• Feeders
Big Stone Power Plant (Otter Trail Power Company)• September 22, 2011• Transfer Station• Coal Dust Explosion/Fire• Fire Hose Plugged and Fire Suppression System not providing enough water according to news accounts• www.kfgo.com
Our work is not done! Events continue to occur People are harmed Property losses continue to occur P t l ti t Generation impacted Culture change Reactive vs. Proactive Waiting for regulators
Questions to Ponder Harm What do you do on a regular basis to prevent injuries or illnesses? Fire What do you do on a regular basis to prevent fires? Dust What do you do on a regular basis to control dust?
“Seems some are convinced Seems some are convinced by words, some are convinced by loss and some are never convinced that PRB coals will behave the way nature b h h intended.” PRB Coal Users’ Group Board of Directorswww.PRBCoals.com | www.PRBCoalsForum.com
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