Agricultural Dust Explosions Research Collection

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Agricultural Dust Explosions Research Collection

 

Dr. Robert W. Schoeff devoted his 30 year career at K-State’s Department of Grain Science and industry to the study and prevention of agricultural dust explosions. This collection was created out of Dr. Schoeff’s photographs of dust explosion sites that he used for analysis and education programs. As an expert in grain elevator safety, Dr. Schoeff complied detailed accounts of explosion incidents across the United States, which he cataloged in annual reports from 1980 to 2005.

During Dr. Schoeff’s career his expertise was called upon in numerous investigations, and his collection of articles, reports, and primary resources materials comprise on the most comprehensive knowledge bases of Agricultural Dust Explosions in the country. Dr. Schoeff also produced a series of educational videos, Deadly Dust I, II, and III which are used in at least 38 countries, and has presented lectures and seminars throughout the United States and the world.

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  • Ambrose, R. P. Kingsly (Kansas State University. Dept. of Grain Science and Industry, 2015)
    There were seven dust explosions reported in the U.S. in 2014 according to Kingsly Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. This compares to 7 in 2013 and a ten-year average of 10.0 explosions.
  • Ambrose, R. P. Kingsly (Kansas State University. Dept. of Grain Science and Industry, 2014)
    There were seven dust explosions reported in the U.S. in 2013 according to Kingsly Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. This compares to 10 in 2012 and a ten-year average of 9.9 explosions.
  • Ambrose, R. P. Kingsly (Kansas State University. Dept. of Grain Science and Industry, 2013)
    There were 10 dust explosions reported in the U.S. in 2012 according to Kingsly Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. This compares to 9 in 2011 and a ten-year average of 10.0 explosions.
  • Ambrose, R. P. Kingsly (Kansas State University. Dept. of Grain Science and Industry, 2012)
    There were 9 dust explosions reported in the U.S. in 2011 according to Kingsly Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. This compares to 11 in 2010 and a ten-year average of 9.8 explosions.
  • Ambrose, R. P. Kingsly (Kansas State University. Dept. of Grain Science and Industry, 2011)
    There were 11 dust explosions reported in the U.S. in 2010 according to Kingsly Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University. This compares to 8 in 2009 and a ten-year average of 9.8 explosions per year.