A tower of smoke was seen in Chicago due to an explosion at an Archer Daniels Midland plant on Sunday evening, which injured several employees and caused smoke to rise.
The explosion happened shortly after 7 p.m. at the east plant in the ADM processing complex located in Decatur, Illinois.
The agricultural company released a statement on its website on Sunday, stating that several workers were injured and transported to specialized hospitals.
A significant explosion occurred on Sunday at Archer Daniels Midland’s processing complex in Decatur, Ill., resulting in several people being injured.
The Decatur Fire Department was contacted by the company, but the cause of the explosion was not immediately apparent.
ADM stated in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that it had no additional information available at the time.
A video aired by WCIA-TV depicts the discharge of a massive plume of dark smoke into the air above the facility.
ADM’s headquarters is located in Decatur, which is approximately 40 miles east of Springfield and 180 miles southeast of Chicago.