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3 workers injured at Iowa ethanol plant

By Staff | Nov 7, 2011

NEVADA (AP) – Authorities say three workers were injured when a steam pipe burst at an ethanol plant in Nevada in Story County.

Rescue crews were called to Lincolnway Energy LLC, on a report of an explosion Monday afternoon.

The plant’s general manager and president, Rick Brehm, said a power surge caused a steam pipe in a shed to break, burning three workers who were doing maintenance.

Nevada Fire Chief Dana Wipperman said the workers were taken to an Ames hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Telephone calls by The Associated Press to the plant and the fire department were not returned Monday afternoon.

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