Today in Labor History

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December 31, 1987

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration adopts a grain handling facilities standard to protect 155,000 workers at nearly 24,000 grain elevators from the risk of fire and explosion from highly combustible grain dust.  [Photo:  A spark ignited the dust inside a 1.8 million pound capacity grain silo at the Robin Hood Flour Mill in Davenport, Iowa, causing a massive explosion in May 1975.]

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