Your one-stop web resource providing safety and security information to manufacturers

A silo containing liquid asphalt exploded at a plant early Thursday morning in Leesburg, FL, and the boom could be heard from miles away.

The blast occurred in the 1200 block of Commerce Street at D.A.B. Constructors.

Natural Gas Blast at LA Utility
CA Refinery Shuts after Coke Dust Release
Safety Spotlight: Cleaning Gas Piping
Safety Spotlight: Human Fatigue

An employee was beginning operations at the plant when a silo containing liquid asphalt exploded, officials said.

“It is apparent that a valve malfunctioned on one their hoppers and an explosion resulted,” the Leesburg Police Department said.

Cyber Security

The employee was not seriously injured and was treated at the scene.

As a result of the blast, metal was thrown all over the facility. Crews spent the morning peeling dangling metal off the silos and beginning cleanup efforts.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This