Friday 21st June 2024

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No injuries were reported after a partial collapse of a grain storage facility west of Sedalia on Friday afternoon.

Pettis County Fire District Chief Mike Harding tells KMMO News that crews received the call just before 4 p.m. that part of Tyson’s grain elevator along Route T in Dresden had collapsed. Harding said that there was no explosion and that the collapse appeared to be a structural failure. Nine emergency responders were on the scene for about four hours to secure the site and contain corn that had spilled from the elevator. Harding said about 2000 gallons of a non-hazardous liquid had also spilled, which crews were able to clean up.

Harding says the collapse is under investigation by structural engineers.

A Tyson Foods spokesperson delivered a statement, which said “We are managing an incident at our Sedalia, Missouri feed mill following a structural issue impacting the feed mill. There were no injuries, and we are thankful for the response of local officials. As our teams work to fully resolve the incident and restore power, we will source our feed from other feed mills to minimize impact upon the supply of feed to our independent contract growers in the region.”