On July 22, a grain terminal owned by United Grain Corporation near Bucyrus, along Highway 12, experienced structural damage at its base.
Over the course of the week, grain has spilled from the terminal and the structural damage has steadily worsened. The cause of the damage is unknown at this time.
In response, United Grain released the following press release:
Interruption in business at United Grain Corporation’s Bucyrus, ND location
On Monday, July 22nd, Vancouver, Washington-based United Grain Corporation’s Bucyrus, ND grain terminal experienced an incident to one of the concrete bins on the premises.
Our employees followed safety procedures and the facility was evacuated safely with no injuries. A team of engineers and construction staff are on site assessing the stability of the bin. The facility will remain closed until the structure can be fully evaluated to ensure its safety.
“The safety of our employees is our number one priority,” said United Grain Corporation CEO & President Augusto Bassanini. “We will continue to adopt the necessary measures to live up to that expectation,” he added.
Although the Adams County Record reached out for comment, United Grain was unable to respond by the time of publication. This article will be updated in future publications as more information develops.