A grain elevator fire and explosion injured one person in southwestern Minnesota. The incident took place at New Vision Cooperative in Brewster, an agricultural company that produces livestock feed. On Monday morning shortly before 10:00 A.M., firefighters received the report of a fire in one of the grain silos. The explosion happened while firefighters were working around the clock to remove 15,000 bushels of smoldering corn. On Tuesday, June 11th at 5:40 P.M., a water blast hit the smoldering corn, pushing it toward grain dust and igniting the explosion. According to police scanner reports, the blast injured one firefighter.
Grain Elevator Explosion Injuries
Explosions at grain elevators can cause serious injuries and death. Over the past 35 years, grain elevator explosions have injured more than 675 people and killed 180. The types of injuries that can occur in a grain explosion can include the following.
Minnesota Fire and Explosion Lawyers
Our fire and explosion lawyers help Minnesota families whose loved ones have suffered explosion injuries. We have won hundreds of millions of dollars for clients who suffered serious injuries from explosions. If you or a loved one was injured in a grain elevator explosion, you may have a claim. Contact us for a free consultation by filling out the form below, calling 1-888-377-8900, or texting 612-261-0856.