According to initial findings, the blast at JCG Farms Feed Mill in Rockmart was more than likely the result of dust built up. The explosion on February 7th killed Justin Deems and injured several others. One of them is still currently in the hospital.
Investigators from the local fire department, state fire marshal office, as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have worked the site since the blast to determine the cause.
Results of their work said that it appeared dust within the feed plant set off a series of explosions. A release stated, “The area of origin was at the base of a concrete tower near the receiving area,” and added “The exact cause has not been determined.”
The release did add that it appeared that no criminal activity is to believe to have been involved.
Officials said that it could take possibly months to fully understand what happened.