Accident in Korea Highlights Coal Explosion Risks, No Injuries or Fatalities

February 27, 2014

Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA — Last week an accident in Korea highlighted the risks posed by coal handling and storage when one of three domes at a coal storage terminal was brought down by what is believed to have been a coal dust explosion as evidenced by a clear blast radius. Thankfully no loss-of-life or injuries were suffered and the blast did not destroy the two adjacent dome storage silos, however the coal in dome two remains on fire. Dome Technology has been on site to assist in the investigation and restoration process. Our best wishes and available resources are extended to our friends and partners in Korea.

About Dome Technology

Founded in 1975 by Barry South, Dome Technology builds domes that can be used for industrial bulk storage such as wood pellets, gypsum, fly ash, coal, grain, fertilizer, mining ores and other bulk products. Dome Technology also builds domes for practical architectural facilities such as schools, churches or gymnasiums. Dome Technology has built some 550 domes in the past 35 plus years throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.