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Third explosion in one month at US grain processor injures three

04 February 2019

An explosion and fire on January 31 at the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) soybean processing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, resulted in the hospitalisation of three workers with non-life threatening injuries, fire officials told local media. Earlier in the month a firefighter was killed in a blaze at an ADM grain facility in Clinton, Iowa, and there was a separate explosion at an ADM corn processing plant in Decatur, Illinois. 

Representative image - Shutterstock
Representative image - Shutterstock

The cause of the latest explosion and blaze is under investigation. No estimates on damages to the Lincoln facility were available. 

Apart from the fatality in the Clinton incident, a second person was seriously injured in the blast at this site. There were no casualties in the Decatur incident, which involved a blast and fire in a conveyor system.

In December, an explosion at the company’s Calgary plant in Canada caused no casualties.

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