DELPHI, INDIANA, US – A storage bin collapsed on Sept. 19 at The Andersons grain storage complex in Delphi, Indiana, according to the local fire department.
The Delphi Fire Department on its Facebook page said all employees were accounted for and no injuries were reported.
Fire department officials said they had responded to a fire at the Andersons’ cob manufacturing facility, which is separate from the grain facility, several hours prior to the bin collapse.
“Fire was discovered in a large filter canister, the associated conveyors, and a connected storage bin,” the fire department said.
Firefighters were on the scene for about three hours working to gain access to the fire and to ensure there was no risk of fire spreading to the rest of the facility.
The cause of the grain bin failure has not yet been established and an investigation into the cause is underway, the Andersons said on its Facebook page.
The Andersons facility in Delphi has grain storage capacity of more than 9 million bushels, according to Sosland Publishing’s 2022 Grain & Milling Annual.