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Chocolate factory explosion in Pennsylvania

TH2002

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Wasn't sure where to post this, but as if enough lives weren't lost in the horrific Mississippi tornadoes yesterday...
A chocolate factory exploded in West Reading, PA. Five dead so far.

 

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That’s terrible. I work in an oil refinery now so explosions, leaks, etc are always in the back of your mind, but chocolate factories aren’t something that make you think explosive hazards. Granted, I know nothing about the process, and there’s always some risk in an industrial process. I’ll be curious to see what the cause of this is determined to be.
 
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Wasn't sure where to post this, but as if enough lives weren't lost in the horrific Mississippi tornadoes yesterday...
A chocolate factory exploded in West Reading, PA. Five dead so far.

I was going to crack a Hershey or maybe Willy Wonka related joke until I read "Five dead so far". Terrible news, but how the heck did a chocolate factory explode?
 

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Starch dust explosion has been mentioned as having happened with chocolate factories before. Sugar dust also can go boom. Or natural gas. Palmer makes a lot of holiday chocolates as well as the YooHoo candy bar
 
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