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August 07, 2019 | Des Moines Register

Iowa OSHA Fines ADM for January Explosion in Clinton

Including a citation for not providing adequate information to combat fire

The Des Moines Register reported that Iowa OSHA is proposing fines for two companies involved in the fire and explosion at a Clinton grain silo that killed a firefighter and injured another.

Clinton fire Lt. Eric Hosette was killed in the Jan. 5 blast and fire at the Archer Daniels Midland Co. silo, and firefighter Adam Cain was injured. 

The Clinton Herald reports that ADM is contesting the nearly $56,000 in penalties, and Bill Whitter's Construction is contesting a penalty of nearly $7,800.

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