At least eight people were injured in an explosion at a processing plant in Decatur, Illinois on Sunday. Five of the wounded remained hospitalized as of Monday.
The fire and explosion happened at an Archer-Daniels-Midland processing complex just after 7pm Central time.
“ADM immediately contacted the Decatur Fire Department, which remains on the scene. Several employees were injured and transported to the local hospital for treatment,” a spokesperson said. “Our thoughts are with our colleagues. We do not have a confirmed cause at this time.”
According to ADM, corn and soy processing is down. It is unclear when the plant can resume operations.