Separate Explosions Occur at ADM Facilities in Iowa, Illinois

An explosion at an Iowa ADM facility has resulted in the death of a firefighter, and another injured. Employees at the Clinton, Iowa facility discovered smoldering material Saturday morning, and a later explosion with firefighters on scene occurred. The incident occurred in a silo storage bin at the loading facility. AN ADM spokesperson told a local newspaper of the company that, they “greatly appreciate the quick response, bravery and dedication of all of the emergency responders,” adding the company is “deeply saddened at the turn of events.” Meanwhile, no injuries were reported Friday night at an ADM corn processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, when an explosion occurred in the unit’s conveyor belt system. ADM is one of the largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers in the world.