January 09, 2019 | WQAD
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OSHA Investigating Explosions at ADM Plants in Iowa, Illinois

One firefighter was killed at the Clinton, IA, ADM plant

OSHA Investigating Explosions at ADM Plants in Iowa, Illinois

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has confirmed that it has launched two separate investigations into explosions at ADM corn processing plants in Iowa and Illinois over the weekend, reports WQAD.

One firefighter was killed and one other was injured Saturday in a fire and explosion at the ADM facility in Clinton, IA. 

Hours earlier, an explosion occurred at another ADM corn plant in Decatur, IL. No one was hurt.

The OSHA area director in Peoria, Illinois, Barry Salerno, confirmed to News Eight that an inspection of the facility has been initiated.

Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro said an OSHA investigation has begun at the Clinton plant as well. 

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