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MFA confirms employee death in grain engulfment incident

CEO announced plans for a thorough investigation and cooperation with authorities.

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MFA Incorporated has confirmed the death of an employee on May 17 in a grain engulfment incident at the MFA Hamilton, Missouri, Rail Facility. According to MFA Communications Director Steve Fairchild, a second employee was airlifted to Kansas City and has since been released with minor injuries.

MFA President and CEO Ernie Verslues expressed deep sorrow, describing the deceased employee as “an extraordinary team member who embodied [the company’s] values.” Counseling resources have been made available to support employees affected by the incident.

Verslues emphasized that the health, safety, and well-being of MFA's workforce is the company's top priority. He stated that MFA will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and will implement preventative measures if necessary. The company is cooperating with officials during the review process.

Out of respect for the family of the deceased, MFA is not releasing further details at this time.

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