Iowa EMS Transports One after Plant Explosion

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — One person has been injured in an explosion at the Archer Daniels Midland corn processing plant in Clinton.

The Clinton Herald is reporting ( ) the explosion occurred just after 9 p.m. Thursday in an area where welders had been working on duct work that was the exhaust system for corn dryers earlier in the day.

Fire officials say the welders left about a half hour before the explosion occurred and heavy damage was reported to the dryer. A worker in the area at the time was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A company spokesman released a statement saying he didn’t have details of the employee’s condition.

The company is continuing to investigate the cause of the explosion.