February 27, 2020

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Crews Respond to Incident at The Andersons Grain Elevator

Firefighters responded to an incident at a grain elevator in Kearney, NE operated by agribusiness The Andersons on Monday that forced workers to evacuate the facility, according to a report by a local news organization.

Crews were dispatched to the facility at about 11:20 a.m. after a mechanical malfunction in the facility’s main leg and smoke in the elevators’s upper head house were reported, according to coverage by KearneyHub.com. 

While no flames were found, firefighters observed light smoke at the top of the structure and fed water into the main leg to douse embers, the local fire department told the news website. 

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The Andersons’ grain elevator in Kearney handles wheat, beans, and corn, according to information on the company’s website. 

Last month, the company was issued several citations and a fine of $291,716 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after two workers became engulfed by material in a grain storage bin at the firm’s facility in Toledo, OH. The Andersons also was entered into OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. 

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