Blast hurts 100+ near Savannah

Feb 7, 2008 Full story: www.ajc.com 101

More than 100 people were hurt Thursday night when an explosion rocked a sugar refinery near Savannah.

The explosion occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in a back room of the Imperial Sugar Co. facility, but the cause of the blast was unknown, said Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wilson.

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Pork Chop

Allentown, PA

#1 Feb 7, 2008
oh god just as the gas prices were falling again This will be just another excuse for them to rise
John Baake

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Feb 7, 2008
The Guess Who actually foresaw this event.

No sugar tonight in my coffee! No sugar tonight in my tea!

Since: Nov 07

Madrid

#3 Feb 7, 2008
Pork Chop wrote:
oh god just as the gas prices were falling again This will be just another excuse for them to rise
It's a sugar refinery.
Will Rogers

Cleveland, OH

#4 Feb 7, 2008
Must have needed new facilities but didn't want to shell out more than the insurance deductible.
Lance Winslow

Berkeley, CA

#5 Feb 7, 2008
Pork Chop wrote:
oh god just as the gas prices were falling again This will be just another excuse for them to rise
Sugar don't give ya gas. You're thinking beans.

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#6 Feb 7, 2008
Pork Chop wrote:
oh god just as the gas prices were falling again This will be just another excuse for them to rise
It's a SUGAR refinery, not an oil refinery.
bruce

Auburn Hills, MI

#7 Feb 7, 2008
sugar refinery, not oil refinery, and I don't think they were making ethanol. Brown sugar how come dance so good. Life is not so sweet for these people though. I have not heard of so many people getting hurt from the sweet stuft since the molasses flood in Boston.
bruce

Auburn Hills, MI

#8 Feb 7, 2008
the great molasses flood of 1919 in Boston:

http://edp.org/molpark.htm

“Faith and desire”

Since: Jan 08

Singapore, Singapore

#10 Feb 7, 2008
That's rather sad, isn't it?
Billy

Cookeville, TN

#11 Feb 7, 2008
This is very sad news, we hope and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured people.

“You gonna eat that?”

Since: Apr 07

Wasilla, AK

#12 Feb 7, 2008
John Baake wrote:
The Guess Who actually foresaw this event.
No sugar tonight in my coffee! No sugar tonight in my tea!
Carly Simon knew about this too.

I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and...

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#13 Feb 7, 2008
I am sending my thoughts and prayers from California.

God Bless all involved.

Since: Feb 08

Savannah, GA

#14 Feb 7, 2008
Please keep everyone at the Sugar Refinery in your prayers. I've lived in Savannah all my life, and I've had pleanty of family...aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. that have worked at the refinery at one point. This is such a horrific event.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#15 Feb 7, 2008
Lindsey1049 wrote:
Please keep everyone at the Sugar Refinery in your prayers. I've lived in Savannah all my life, and I've had pleanty of family...aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. that have worked at the refinery at one point. This is such a horrific event.
So sorry to hear this bad news.

I shall do as you asked.

Godspeed~
Shorebreak

Rogers, MN

#16 Feb 7, 2008
Lots of people in critical condition. My thoughts and prayers go to them and their families.

Also, I wonder how this will effect regional manufacturing and pricing - the plant is the largest sugar manufacturer in the country. How many companies rely on them as a vendor for product ingredients? From the sounds of things, the amount of damage may keep the plant closed for a while. There's gonna be some people scrambling in the morning to keep other companies in operation.

Since: Feb 08

Savannah, GA

#17 Feb 7, 2008
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
So sorry to hear this bad news.
I shall do as you asked.
Godspeed~
Thank you so much! Savannah and many surrounding areas are starting blood drives first thing tomorrow, we are doing everything possible to help those poor people
Higgibar

Smithland, KY

#18 Feb 7, 2008
Is that the one that makes Dixie Crystal sugar?
robert werdan

United States

#19 Feb 7, 2008
man thats what you call "sharing the shuga"

Since: Feb 08

Savannah, GA

#20 Feb 7, 2008
Higgibar wrote:
Is that the one that makes Dixie Crystal sugar?
It is

“Happily Married To The Best”

Since: Sep 07

Sacramento, Ca

#21 Feb 7, 2008
Sorry to hear this.

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