Officials still investigating Iowa plant explosion

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Officials are still investigating the cause of an explosion that injured five men performing electrical work at a manufacturing plant in northwest Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit.ly/1dQN7wd ) TimeWell Drainage officials were still hunting for answers at the Sibley plant on Monday.

The accident was reported shortly before noon on Saturday. It happened while workers were switching power lines to a new transformer, according to the Osceola County sheriff’s office.

Authorities say the unidentified victims have varying degrees of burns. Two of the men work for TimeWell, which makes field drainage products, and the other three work for Current Electric.

All five were taken to a hospital in Sidney. One was released, two were airlifted to a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital, and two were taken to a Minneapolis hospital.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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