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Indiana Fertilizer Plant Explosion Kills at Least One

June 24, 2013

Officials confirmed one fatality in an explosion at an Indiana fertilizer plant Monday.

LaPorte County Sheriff's Deputy Neil Lachmund said everyone else was accounted for after the explosion at the Union Mills Co-op in Union Mills, about 50 miles southeast of Chicago. He said two other people were being checked for injuries, WSBT-TV, South Bend, Ind., reported.

A release from the sheriff's department said the explosion was limited to a concrete grain silo adjacent to a railroad spur on the grounds of the co-op. No hazardous chemicals were involved, and the cause of the explosion was being investigated.

The unnamed victim, a co-op employee, was working in the silo at the time of the explosion.

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