Processing Magazine

Explosion at food processing plant forces 100 workers to evacuate

August 19, 2011

BELOIT, Wis. — An explosion inside a Hormel Foods processing plant in Beloit, Wis., forced about 100 workers to evacuate on Thursday, WIFR reported.

A malfunctioning air compressor started a fire inside the plant’s boiler room, causing $50,000 in damage.

Firefighters were able to control the blaze and no injuries have been reported.