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2 injured in explosion at CHS elevator in SW Minnesota

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Aug 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

TRACY, MN (AP) - Two people have been injured in an explosion at the CHS Inc. grain elevator in the southwestern Minnesota community of Tracy.
 
CHS spokeswoman Lani Jordan says it happened early Monday afternoon in equipment that loads and unloads trucks and rail cars.
 
Jordan says one employee suffered minor burns, while a non-employee truck driver was also injured. Both were sent to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for evaluation and treatment. She did not have details on the trucker's injuries or condition.
 
There was no fire, she says, and all employees are accounted for.
 
Jordan also says there's no risk to the community, and that CHS is working with local authorities and the state fire marshal's office to determine the cause. The company is still evaluating the extent of the damage.

 

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