Co-Op Explosion Kills One

UNION MILLS, Ind. (June 24, 2013)--An explosion Monday at a farm co-op that stores both grain and fertilizer in Union Mills in northwestern Indiana killed one person, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department confirmed.

Initial reports indicated the explosion occurred in a fertilizer plant, but authorities later said the explosion happened in a grain silo.

Sheriff's Deputy Neil Lachmund said all other people were accounted for after the explosion Monday afternoon at the Union Mills Co-op about 50 miles southeast of Chicago.

Lachmund said two other people were being checked for injuries.

The department says in a news release that no hazardous chemicals were involved.


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