Chemical plant explosion

Gumi, South Korea, Oct. 19, 2016 – A dust explosion in a silo at a chemical company’s plant in southeastern South Korea left a worker dead and four others injured Wednesday, police said. The explosion at the plant of Star Chemical Co. took place in an industrial complex in the southeastern city of Gumi around 9:21 a.m. when the silo containing dust of terephthalic acid caught fire while workers were removing the silo’s pipes. Terephthalic acid, a commodity chemical, is a raw material used in producing polyester, widely used for clothes.

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