No Injuries Reported After Dust Combustion at Green Plains Plant in Mt. Vernon

Emergency crews in Posey County responded to a reported explosion at the Green Plains plant on Thursday to discover that a dust combustion had occurred.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 9:35 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2021 1:14 PM

No injuries were reported after an incident at the Green Plains ethanol plant in Mt. Vernon, Indiana on Thursday.

Emergency crews initially responded to the plant on W. Franklin Road around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday after a grain elevator reportedly exploded there.

The Posey County Sheriff's Office says first responders discovered there had been a dust combustion in an elevator shaft at the plant.

No damage was reported at the plant.

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