Explosion seriously injures two, damages Agri Star plant


Collin Dorsey, KWWL (IA)

February 15, 2021


UPDATE - 5:20 p.m. -- We're learning more about an explosion at the Agri Star Plant in Postville.


Fire crews were called to the scene around 2:45 p.m.


According to Postville Fire Chief Ben Heitland, the tank was damaged by a forklift before exploding. Parts of the south and west sides of the building collapsed.


At this time, authorities haven't said if any livestock was killed in the explosion.


We do know two people have serious injuries: one facial and a possible head injury.


Agri Star released a statement, saying there were no other injuries besides the two workers...