According to court documents, a status of counsel hearing is scheduled for July 8. A jury trial date has been set for Nov. 26.
Grain still smolders at elevator after blast
UNION MILLS — Grain fires are smoldering in silos at a northwestern Indiana grain elevator two days after an explosion killed a worker.
Safety manager Shawn Lambert of facility owner Co-Alliance LLP said Wednesday that firefighters working from 100 feet up were preparing to douse smoldering grain in at least two silos with water.
Lambert says work to remove equipment damaged in Monday’s explosion at the Union Mills Co-op allowed fresh air to ignite the grain Tuesday night and burn a rubber belt on a conveyer system.
Grain dust is the suspected cause of Monday’s blast that killed 67-year-old worker James Swank at the co-op about 30 miles southwest of South Bend.
Fire roars through Bluffton apartments
BLUFTTON, Ind. — A fire has roared through four apartments in a northeastern Indiana city’s downtown district but all of the occupants who were home at the time were able to get out safely.
The Bluffton News-Banner and WANE-TV report multiple fire departments needed more than two hours to extinguish the fire Wednesday afternoon in downtown Bluffton.
Tenant Lawrence Dishong says he grabbed his dog “Tiny Man” and ran out of his apartment but fears he lost all of his belongings.