Explosion at Quantum Foods feed mill kills one, injures two

11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker - Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online

An explosion at Quantum Food’s Malmesbury feed mill on June 10 resulted in the injury of three individuals, one of whom subsequently succumbed to his or her injuries.

The two other injured individuals sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment but are in a stable condition, the company reported on June 11.

Quantum said the cause of the explosion was still unknown and that an independent investigation to ascertain the exact cause of the incident had been launched by the company.

All safety protocols were followed during and after the incident, and automated emergency equipment was successfully activated. Fire services were able to bring the resultant fire under control and stabilised the environment, the company said.

Physical damage at the property was limited to the raw material intake area. As such, the company believes operating activities outside the affected area of the feed mill can continue.

“The board and management of Quantum Foods extends their sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. The company will provide the necessary support to the affected individuals and families during this difficult time,” Quantum said.

The company also thanked law enforcement, fire and medical emergency services for their swift and effective intervention.