Police, fire crews respond to explosion at Yorkton canola-crushing plant
YORKTON, Sask. – Police and fire crews are at a southeastern Saskatchewan canola-crushing plant where witnesses say an explosion occurred.
A release from the city of Yorkton says all employees at the Louis Dreyfus Commodities plant on Highway 16 are accounted for.
The explosion occurred at the meal storage shed which sustained partial damage.
One employee suffered minor injuries during the explosion.
“We are grateful for the response of the fire and emergency services personnel of the City of Yorkton and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as the support of the City of Yorkton and the Province of Saskatchewan,” said Brian Conn, Vice president of Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Limited.
“We are investigating the circumstances of the explosion and working with the authorities.”
Larry Kitzul says he saw metal blown off the walls of the building.
The cause and extent of damage is under investigation.
With Files from Global News
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