There was an explosion at the Bartlett Milling Company facility in Statesville, North Carolina, on Sunday morning. A Bartlett employee was injured, and was driven to the hospital by a fellow employee. He is in the local hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. His well-being certainly is our first concern.
The incident occurred in the “cleaning house,” a building which houses the early stages of the milling process; the flour mill itself experienced little or no damage.
We are working with our experts as well as local authorities to assess exactly what happened.