Two large grain bins collapsed late this morning at the Amaizing Energy Ethanol plant in Denison. The two 350-thousand bushel bins which collapsed were part of a line of five bins and the furthest from the actual ethanol processing facility. Crawford County Sheriff Tom Hogan says all workers were accounted for and there were no injuries.
The area was cordoned off due to concerns that the three remaining bins might be subject to the domino effect. Traffic on adjacent rail lines was stopped to prevent vibrations, and there was a concern over a ruptured natural gas line which was buried in the corn. The two collapsed bins were built in the mid 70’s and were purchased from A-D-M by Amaizing Energy prior to the construction of the ethanol plant. There was no explosion involved in the collapse and at this time no official cause has been determined.