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Clinton ADM Fire Burned for Days Before Explosion

One firefighter was killed in explosion last January

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There is more insight into what went wrong at Clinton’s ADM plant when an explosion killed a local firefighter and critically injured another.

Local 4 News tracked down the investigation file from OSHA. It turns out the fire had been burning for days.

To understand the events leading up to the ADM explosion in January, you have to go back even further to last October. Documents from OSHA’s investigation reveal that’s when ADM found a blockage in grain bin number two.

Workers used a high pressure water hose to break pieces loose, but three days before the explosion large chunks of the bridge fell into the bin’s funnel.

Workers noticed the material was smoldering, but documents say ADM told the crew to keep working.

Read the full report here.

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