Monday marked the third anniversary of the Imperial Sugar combustible dust explosion. According to the company’s website, Imperial marked the day with a somber memerial ceremony where family members, friends and co-workers placed flowers and candles at memorial markers in Legacy Park located on the grounds of the plant. The focal point of the park is a beautiful bronze sculpture of 14 doves taking flight from upturned hands that Imperial Sugar commissioned to pay tribute to those employees who lost their lives.
Three years after the explosion, Imperial Sugar has completed rebuilding the Port Wentworth refinery, which has become an exemplary model for safety in the industry. The new facility incorporates state-of-the-art technologies – including a modern packaging facility equipped with dustless loading devices, antistatic floors and firewalls, among other safety features.
You may also want to check out some of our past blog posts related to the Imperial Sugar tragedy.
Imperial Sugar Rises from the Combustible Dust Ashes: https://news.nilfiskcfm.com/2010/10/imperial-sugar-company-rebuilds/
Combustible Dust Ground Zero: The Real Story: https://news.nilfiskcfm.com/2010/08/combustible-dust-ground-zero-the-real-story/