Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

At The Dump, a bar and restaurant across West Edgewater Street, bartender Cindy Erikson was relieved to hear the Didion employee she knows, a coworker's son, was safe and accounted for. Investigators were working to determine whether there was a link between that fire and Wednesday night's explosion, Doucette said.

Block's body was found early Thursday, not long after the explosion. The bad news was that two of those who work nights were in comas Thursday afternoon.

They aren't expected to report back to work for another week and a half.

Forklift driver Robert Goodenow was one of the workers killed. Two were treated at the scene. The first victim was found a short time after Wednesday's explosion. At least one person was killed and a dozen injured in the blast.

The corn mill is an economic anchor for Cambria, a community of about 770 people, according to Williams. Pastor Kristin Frederich plans to speak before the vigil. A benefit fund has been established.

Classes at Cambria-Friesland Schools resumed Friday morning. He says the district chose to shut down Thursday as a precaution in case the fire wasn't completely extinguished. The company employs about 200 people.

Sheriff Richards says they have not yet determined the cause of the explosion. "Cambria may be small in size, but it has an unbelievable heart", Doucette said.

Company officials did not have updates on the other 11 employees who were injured.

"It's good for the kids because a lot of these kids are from right here in Cambria", Surges said.

"We're always cooking for them, and they're always sending us new customers", Erikson said.

The federal agency reported that the plant's filters lacked an explosion protection system and ordered the facility to fix it. Records showed Didion paid a fine and OSHA closed the case in September 2013. Majority work at the Cambria corn mill plant, Clark said. The records say filters in the plant lacked an explosion protective system.

The records show Didion paid an almost $3,500 fine and the case was closed in September 2013. OSHA hasn't cited the plant for anything since the records show.

Emails sent to several Didion officials and a voicemail left for Vice President of Sales Jeff Dillon were not immediately returned.

Barbara Behling, of the Red Cross, said the families in the church are still waiting on more information. There were five-grain dust explosions in the United States previous year and two of the incidents resulted in fatalities, Purdue University said in an annual report. She says she's devastated. The fifth was in the hospital's trauma center. She declined to disclose any of the patients' conditions. Recovery crews searched a mountain of debris on Thursday fol.

Graduation at Cambria-Friesland High School will go on tonight, at 7:00 p.m., as previously planned.

Some concrete storage silos are damaged but remained standing. Clark said the possible causes for the blast were numerous.

Emergency workers hosing down part of the Didion Milling Plant.

The explosion happened at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, causing severe damage to the buildings on site.

Sheriff Richards initially said 16 people were in the plant.

On Friday afternoon authorities confirmed a third death at the Didion Milling Plant in the Village of Cambria.

Divine Savior Hospital in nearby Portage received six people hurt in the blast. Facilities with poor designs that allow dust to settle in horizontal areas or faulty housekeeping practices usually are most susceptible to having problems, he said.

An explosion at a corn milling plant has rocked a community in central Wisconsin. He says there were no evacuations in the area and there's no threat from chemicals or fumes that he's aware of.