Generator explodes at Taiheiyo Cement’s Hidaka cement plant

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Japan: An off-grid power system at Taiheiyo Cement’s Hidaka cement plant in Saitama prefecture exploded overnight on 27 April 2021, damaging a car in a nearby car park. Fire services quickly fought and extinguished a fire in woodland surrounding the plant. Kyodo News has reported that none of the 14 people working at the site at the time was harmed. Residents 2km away reportedly heard and felt the blast.

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