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Two explosions at separate CHS facilities in Minnesota injure five

10 August 2012

A dust explosion and fire at the CHS Inc. soybean processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Fairmont resulted in three injuries on August 6. Fire officials told local media that one CHS employee and two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

The Tracy grain elevator explosion injured two
The Tracy grain elevator explosion injured two

On the same day, two people were injured in an explosion at the CHS grain elevator in the nearby town of Tracy.

A CHS spokeswoman said it happened in equipment for loading and unloading trucks and rail wagons on the site. One employee suffered minor burns and a non-employee truck driver was also injured. 

CHS is working with local authorities and the state fire marshal's office to determine the causes of these explosions.

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