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Explosion at Grain Plant Causes Wrongful Death of Employee

Steve Wagner

The cause of an explosion at the Union Mills Co-Op is still unknown, but the accident resulted the death of 67-year-old employee, James Swank.

According to witnesses, the large explosion occurred inside a grain elevator and was felt by surrounding neighbors as it shook their homes. The explosion was followed by a large cloud of white smoke that filled the area.

It appears that Mr. Swank was loading grain into train cars near the elevators at the time of the explosion. The explosion not only caused the loss of Mr. Swank’s life, but it also did a significant amount of damage to the elevators and the surrounding grain silos.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation at this time.

Tragedies like this workplace accident are so common in our state, and with each wrongful death that occurs, we mourn the loss of life and work even harder to ensure that companies are held accountable to safety standards and OSHA regulations. Without these safety protocol, more lives will be lost, more workers will be endangered, and more families will suffer.

If you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one due to a workplace accident, let us help you and your family through the recovery process by ensuring you don’t have financial burdens and worries on top of the suffering you have already endured. Give us a call today for your free consultation and more information about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for the wrongful death of your loved one!


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