Fire officials release cause of LaCrosse grain elevator explosion
An explosion at the La Crosse Feed Mill grain elevator on April 16th was ruled accidental.
According to firefighters a fire in the basement of the grain elevator led to the explosion. However, they couldn't determine the exact cause of that fire.
Four Co-Alliance employees, Jonah Pacione, Emilio Galicia, Chris Fort and Craig Chase were injured but have since been treated and are expected to recover.
“Co-Alliance is committed to cleaning-up the site as soon as demolition bids are evaluated and the site is released by regulators and insurance carriers, and Co-Alliance employees will continue to work closely with local officials through the demolition process,” said Co-Alliance Safety and Risk Manager Shawn Lambert.