One worker that was hospitalized from injuries sustained from the Cambria
mill explosion a week ago has died, the Houston Chronicle reports. Following
the explosion, the man was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital
in Madison. He succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday afternoon.
Tragically, this marks the fourth worker who has died as a result of the
explosion at Didion Milling Company's corn mill last Wednesday night.
One worker died on the scene, while two more were missing for several
hours. Rescue crews eventually recovered their bodies from the wreckage.
Work Begins Again
Previously, Arnold & Itkin reported that Didion Milling Co. was "closed
for the time being" according to their website last Thursday. As
of Tuesday morning, Didion's ethanol plant reopened for business.
Riley Didion, president of the company, let the village board know that
they would be accepting loads of corn from local farmers. The village
president noted that the village of 770 residents depend on the mills
for their livelihoods—many of them are direct employees of the company,
while others are farmers who depend on the mill to buy their product.
For more information about the explosion last week, read our blogs here: