Kansas Elevator Explosion
October 30, 2011 by staff
Kansas Elevator Explosion, The explosion of a grain elevator in Kansas left three dead and three missing, officials said Sunday. The blast occurred on Saturday night at Bartlett Grain Elevator Co. in Atchison, Kansas was seen and felt in Atchinson, shaking homes and businesses in a radius of four miles.
“The concern of the company at this time is to assist those affected and their families,” said president Bill Bartlett Grain trainees The Associated Press.
President Bill Fellows grain Bartlett said in a statement that 11 workers were loading a train with corn when the explosion occurred at 7 pm Saturday. He said several of the 11 workers escaped unhurt, but had some dead and wounded, according to the Associated Press.
Dennis McCulloch, spokesman for the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City said that two workers were hospitalized.
“We had two patients with burns of Atchison. They are in our burn unit intensive care. And here we are not aware of any other patient on the road for us,” he said, according to ABC News.
City officials said in a statement that the rescue operations “can be difficult because workers are often dispersed throughout the facility, making it difficult to locate.”
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