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Three Hurt In Illinois Grain Elevator Blast

HEYWORTH, Ill. - An explosion at a grain elevator in the central Illinois town of Heyworth resulted in injuries to three people.

Two of the those injured Tuesday worked in the Tate & Lyle of Decatur elevator, a firefighter was also injured. All were treated at a Bloomington hospital.

Heyworth Fire Chief Dennis Powell told the Bloomington Pantagraph the injuries were not serious. A Randolph Township firefighter received nine stitches in his head after a coupling broke loose while he was wrapping up a fire hose. The names of the victims were not released.

Powell says it has not been determined how much damage the explosion caused.

Tate & Lyle vice president Chris Olsen says the company will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the explosion. He added the company takes safety seriously and will work to prevent another mishap.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com



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