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Explosion at Entwistle pellet plant forces operations suspension

February 12, 2019
By Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Feb. 12, 2019 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced yesterday that operations at its wood pellet production facility in Entwistle, Alta., have been temporarily suspended.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. MST Monday, a fire occurred at the facility, causing damage to part of the facility.

The company reported that one employee went to hospital and several employees sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident and were treated on site. Emergency personnel were notified immediately and were at the facility promptly to treat injured employees and extinguish the fire.

A formal investigation into the incident will commence. At present, the cause of the fire is unknown. The company’s priority is to look after its employees.

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