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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