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Mid-Iowa Cooperative elevator explosion leads to bin collapse

Emergency services respond to the collapse in Green Mountain, Iowa, that disrupted utilities but lead to no injuries.

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The Times Republican reported on a grain bin collapse in Green Mountain, Iowa. Deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office responded to an emergency call about a grain elevator explosion at the Mid-Iowa Cooperative in Green Mountain. Upon arrival, they discovered a collapsed soybean grain bin at the site.

The collapsed bin, which contained approximately 300,000 bushels of soybeans, exerted enough force to partially dislodge a nearby office building from its foundation.

Fortunately, no employees were present on the property at the time of the collapse. Utility workers were on scene by 8 a.m. to restore gas, water, and electric services disrupted by the incident. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office has urged the public to avoid the area to facilitate the ongoing cleanup process.

The response to this incident involved coordination among multiple agencies, including the Tama and Grundy County Sheriff’s Offices, Green Mountain and Le Grand Fire Departments and First Responders, UnityPoint Health — Marshalltown Ambulance, Alliant Energy and the Iowa Rural Water Association.

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