The explosion happened in one of the legs of the elevator, [CHS General Manager Todd Reif] said. A leg is a structure that lifts grain to the top of the elevator.
The August 5 blast injured two people – a CHS employee and an independent truck driver. The victims both suffered burns and were brought from Sanford Hospital in Tracy to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for evaluation and treatment. The non-CHS employee suffered more extensive injuries.
There is maintenance work going on at the elevator with a new conveyor being installed, but Reif wouldn’t speculate whether that had anything to do with the cause of the explosion. He said nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary prior to Monday afternoon’s incident.