Vice president of Operations for Didion Milling Derrick Clark announced earlier today that third team member had been confirmed dead due to injuries sustained in the explosion that occurred at the Didion Milling plant late Wednesday night.
Roughly 11:oo pm Wednesday emergency services were contacted with reports of an explosion at the Didion Milling plant in Cambria, sixteen individuals were reported to have been in the facility when the event happened. Initial reports stated that while eleven employees had been taken to hospitals by emergency medical personnel, two employees were still missing and Duelle Block had been killed.
The debris field made the search for the missing team members challenging but Thursday night the body of Robert Goodenow was found and then Friday morning Pawel Tordoff’s body was found too, bring the total number of fatalities to three.
The investigation continues today, with local and federal officials working on finding a the cause for the blast, during the press conference in Johnson Creek this afternoon Vice President Clark said.” It’s too soon to know what caused the explosion and where the explosion even started”.
Didion has been cooperating with officials and their investigation and the company says that its “main priority now is getting resources to the families of their team members and that they have extended the services for them”.
In closing Clark said that “Didion is working close with its farmer producers and consumer partners to fulfill all their commitments and are asking everyone to keep the Didion team in their prayers and extended a special thanks to all the emergency personnel that came to help in their time of need.
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