WOOD RIVER–(KFOR Apr. 24)–There’s new information regarding an explosion April 17 that killed one person and injured four others at the Green Plains Ethanol Plant in Wood River in south-central Nebraska.
According to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office, the worker killed in the explosion has been identified as 49-year-old Jody Norgaard of Grand Island. One of the other four workers hurt remains in critical condition at an Omaha hospital. Three others were treated and released from a hospital in Grand Island.
Work was being conducted on the liquid holding tank at the time of the explosion. The cause of the explosion is considered accidental, as a result of the work being conducted.