OTHO, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating the cause of a flash fire at an Otho grain elevator that injured a construction worker.
Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs tells the Fort Dodge Messenger that the worker was taking apart equipment with a torch at the top of the elevator the fire occurred.
The worker, whose has not been named, was burned on his arms and face. Authorities did not reveal how serious the burns were.
NEW Co-op Safety Manager Dennis Knight say the cause of the fire is not yet known. Knight says one theory is that something atop the elevator may have been knocked loose, hitting the torch and causing the flash fire.
- Walker hopes federal government shutdown can be avoided
- Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers
- Bills to fight homelessness in Wisconsin up for vote
- Proposal would allow homemade baked goods sales in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies
- Walker says he has 'no interest' in higher vehicle fees
- Local students compete in dairy cook off
- Cub scouts donate bird nest boxes to La Crosse marsh
- La Crosse Police policies to be assessed in accreditation process
- Excessive use of technology among youth raising concerns