Corn Mill Explosion Leaves at Least One Dead, 11 Injured in Central Wisconsin

ExplosionThe central Wisconsin town of Cambria was rocked on May 31, 2017 following a corn milling plant explosion that left at least one person dead and eleven more injured.  Two other workers are reportedly still missing.

During a press conference the following morning, Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said that at least 16 employees were working at the Didion Milling plant when the explosion occurred at approximately 11 p.m.

The resulting fire, which has since been contained, destroyed a three- to four-story structure within the plant. The mill processes corn and corn byproducts for ethanol plants, and it runs 24 hours a day.

The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time.

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