Didion Milling creates 'living memorial'

by Holly Demaree-Saddler
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CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN, U.S. — A year after the explosion at Didion Milling’s corn mill in Cambria, Wisconsin, U.S., the company has created a memorial to remember those who were lost and injured.

“As part of our reflection on the one year anniversary of last May’s incident, we have created a living memorial on our site with five newly planted trees and a bronze plaque to honor and remember the team members we lost and those who were injured,” Didion Milling said. “This memorial will serve as a peaceful space where individuals can reflect, pray or simply be together. As a community and as a team, we have many reasons to be thankful and hopeful for the future. Our commitment to support our team and the Cambria community remains strong.”

Didion Milling raised its flag to full-mast to commemorate the release of its employees from the hospital.
Photo courtesy of Didion.
 
On May 31, 2017, an explosion and large fire occurred at Didion Milling’s corn mill killing five people and injuring 16. The three individuals who died at the scene of the explosion were Duelle Block, Robert Goodenow and Pawell Tordoff. Angel Reyes and Carlos “Charly” Nunez died later from injuries sustained in the explosion.

In June 2017, a month after the incident, Didion Milling commemorated the release of all its employees who had been recovering in the hospital by raising its flag to full-mast.

Didion Milling is a Wisconsin-based, family-owned agricultural processing business. 

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