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Explosion at Arizona grain silo burns 3 workers

Explosion at Arizona grain silo burns 3 workers

Three workers are being treated for burns after corn dust exploded at a silo south of Phoenix.
Maricopa police Sgt. Stephen Judd says employees were offloading corn dust into a pit Monday morning when the blast occurred.
The three injured workers have been taken by helicopter to a hospital burn unit with first- and second-degree burns, mostly to their faces, arms, and hands.
Judd says one worker was in critical condition Monday afternoon and the others were in good condition.
Judd says a welder had been doing routine maintenance work on the elevator a few minutes before the explosion. He says it's unclear whether that had anything to do with the explosion, which was so powerful it tore steel anchoring rods out of concrete.


Updated : 2021-12-07 18:24 GMT+08:00