An explosion and fire at the Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) facility in Decatur, Illinois, reportedly injured at least eight people.
According to a company spokesperson, the explosion occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, but it’s unclear what caused the blast.
“The Decatur site, ADM’s North American headquarters and its largest facility globally, houses soybean crushing facilities and one of the largest corn wet mills in the world,” Reuters reports.
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CNN noted a spokesperson’s comment that the explosion occurred at the east plant within the company’s processing complex.
“ADM immediately contacted the Decatur Fire Department, which remains on the scene. Several employees were injured and transported