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1991 Imperial Food Products Fire



Today marks the 30th anniversary of the September 3, 1991 fire at Imperial Food Products in Hamlet, North Carolina that killed 25 workers.

Employee evacuation from the building was hindered by locked exterior doors and inadequate means of egress.

The link below provides details about the OSHA inspection into the incident.

Please observe this tragic anniversary by reviewing your site’s emergency evacuation plan.


https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=18479204

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