2 employees hurt in explosion at Cargill plant in Dodge City

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DODGE CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Two people are being treated for burns following an explosion at the Cargill plant in Dodge City. 

A company spokesperson said the explosion happened Thursday morning at a small building at its protein facility. Two employees suffered burns, but the spokesperson did not release their conditions. 

Some shifts were suspended for the day, but fabrication shifts remain as scheduled. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Cargill released the following statement:

A small stand-alone building at our protein facility in Dodge City, KS experienced an explosion this morning. Two employees are receiving medical treatment for burns and we are investigating the cause of the accident. As an extra precaution, some shifts have been suspended today while fabrication shifts remain on schedule. We expect to be fully operational soon and will meet all our customer commitments. We are grateful for the partnership of the local emergency medical response team. Our focus is on the safety of our employees and getting the best care for our colleagues.

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