Grain bin collapses at Green Mountain Mid-Iowa Cooperative

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO — A grain bin at Mid-Iowa Cooperative's Green Mountain location containing over 300,000 bushels of soybeans collapsed early Friday morning.

GREEN MOUNTAIN — Marshall County deputies responded to a report of a grain elevator explosion at the Mid-Iowa Cooperative Green Mountain location and discovered a collapsed soybean bin upon arrival early Friday morning.

At approximately 5:27 a.m, the Marshall County Communication Center received a report of a grain elevator explosion at the Mid-Iowa Cooperative, 502 Green Mountain Rd, according to a press release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies got to the scene, it was discovered that a soybean grain bin containing approximately 300,000 bushels of soybeans had collapsed. Due to the proximity of the grain bin and the large volume of soybeans displaced, the force pushed a nearby office building partially off the foundation.

There were no employees on the property during the collapse. As of about 8 a.m. Friday, utility workers remained on scene to repair gas, water, and electric services to the business. The sheriff’s office asks the public to avoid the area as workers begin the cleanup process.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Tama and Grundy County Sheriff’s Offices, Green Mountain and Le Grand Fire Departments and First Responders, UnityPoint Health — Marshalltown Ambulance, Alliant Energy and the Iowa Rural Water Association.

For more information, please contact Sheriff Joel Phillips by calling 641-754-6380 or via email at sheriff@marshallcountyia.gov.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *

Starting at $4.38/week.

Subscribe Today