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Grain Elevator Explosion Chart


Explosions Injuries Fatalities
1976 22 82 22
1977 21 84 65
1978 19 47 7
1979 19 18 2
1980 45 50 10
1981 21 62 13
1982 14 35 11
1983 13 14 0
1984 20 29 9
1985 23 20 4
1986 23 4 2
1987 16 18 0
1988 12 10 8
1989 13 7 2
1990 15 7 0
1991 12 4 1
1992 6 8 1
1993 12 11 2
1994 15 14 1
1995 14 12 1
1996 13 19 1
1997 14 8 1
1998 18 21 7
1999 11 15 0
2000 9 19 1
2001 8 7 1
2002 7 8 1
2003 6 7 2
2004 6 3 0
2005 10 3 1
2006 9 11 1
2007 4 6 0
2008 4 1 0
2009 14 4 0
2010 12 8 0
2011 3 1 7
TOTALS 503 677 184
Data from years 1976 though 2008
  1. "Prevention of Grain Elevator Explosions - An Achievable Goal," U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 1979.
  2. Schoef, Robert, unpublished data released under the Kansas
  3. United States Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Annual Reports to Congress, (2006, 2007, 2008).
Data from 2008-2011
  1. Industrial Fire World Magazine (2011). Incident logs [Data file].
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