Update on biodiesel plant explosion: human error was to blame

The explosion (and resulting injuries) at a Defiance, Ohio biodiesel plant run by American Ag Fuels that we told you about yesterday appears to be the result of human error. According to a story (with video) at Indiana's News Center, workers left a manhole cover off of a glycerin storage tank. A spark then ignited methanol vapors that escaped, causing one large and then a smaller second explosion. INC says that, "Neighboring homeowners and workers are trying to settle their nerves a day after the blast."
As for the injured workers, one remains hospitalized with third-degree burns while the other two have been released from the hospital.

[Source: Indiana's News Center]

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