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SOUTH SIOUX GRAIN ELEVATOR TO BE DEMOLISHED (UPDATE)

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Updated 4:25pm 5/31/18

THE OWNER OF THE SOUTH SIOUX CITY GRAIN ELEVATOR DAMAGED BY AN EXPLOSION TUESDAY SAYS HE WILL DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURE.

SOUTH SIOUX POLICE CHIEF ED MAHON SAYS BRYCE ANDERSON, OWNER OF THE ANDERSON FARMS ELEVATOR, IS DISCUSSING OPTIONS ON HOW TO TAKE THE REMAINING SHELL OF THE STRUCTURE DOWN:

OC……..QUICKLY AS THEY CAN. :12

MAHON SAYS INVESTIGATORS STILL FEAR THAT THE REMAINING BUILDING COULD COLLAPSE, SO THEY DON’T WANT TO WAIT MUCH LONGER BEFORE STARTING THE DEMOLITION PROCESS.

OC………HOPE IT DOESN’T. :14

GRAIN CONTINUES TO SMOLDER IN THE BASE OF THE STRUCTURE THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING.

THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION THAT SENT ONE EMPLOYEE TO THE HOSPITAL HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED.

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INSPECTORS HAVE BEEN ON THE SCENE OF THE SOUTH SIOUX CITY GRAIN ELEVATOR THAT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY AN EXPLOSION TUESDAY.

SOUTH SIOUX POLICE CHIEF ED MAHON SAYS PLANS ARE BEING FORMED TO TRY AND PROTECT NEARBY HOMES AND BUSINESSES IF THE ELEVATOR COLLAPSES OR IS TAKEN DOWN:

OC…….. WANDER IN THERE. :19

MAHON SAYS THAT WILL LEAD TO SOME RESIDENTS BEING ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES.

FOR THOSE RESIDENTS WHO CAN’T RETURN HOME, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO STAY AT A RED CROSS SHELTER IN THE SOUTH SIOUX CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL TONIGHT.

MEANWHILE A FINAL DECISION ON WHAT TO DO WITH THE GRAIN ELEVATOR OPERATED BY ANDERSON FARMS HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED:

OC………….QUICKLY AS WE CAN. :11

THE NAME OF THE EMPLOYEE INJURED IN TUESDAY’S EXPLOSION HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

CHIEF MAHON SAYS HE REMAINS HOSPITALIZED IN A LINCOLN, NEBRASKA BURN CENTER WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.