Grain elevator explosion sends one to the hospital

A worker was taken to the hospital with burn injuries after a grain elevator exploded in Kansas last week.

Witnesses say the employee opened the elevator door and walked inside when the explosion suddenly occurred. The blast broke windows and a metal door in the head house. So far OSHA and Reno County Emergency Management are investigating the cause of the explosion.

Residents and businesses in a three-block radius of the elevator were ordered to evacuate as a precaution, and traffic and trains were diverted as the city’s gas services inspected the area for a possible gas leak. The man’s condition was not disclosed.

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