Friday, August 24, 2018
Media Statement from CHS
This morning as staff were filling a bin with wheat at the CHS Midwest Co-op location in Philip, SD, they noticed some stressing of the bin exterior. Filling was immediately stopped and local emergency support was called to establish a safety perimeter around the bin site. At this time, a very controlled emptying of the bin is being administered under the supervision of a grain engineering expert who is on-site.
This process is purposely slow and methodical in order to manage emptying the bin in the safest way possible. There is no imminent danger to the downtown area or surrounding community.
CHS will continue to provide updates on the site situation.
CHS is always grateful to the swift response and professional support the local volunteer fire department offers the Philip location and surrounding community.
CHS places employee and community safety as a top priority and conducts numerous safety drills throughout the year, which includes the staff’s ability to identify and mitigate potential situations like this.