2 Workers Burned In Grainery Fire Win Multi-Million Judgment

Posted on: 12:23 pm, June 4, 2012, by , updated on: 12:15pm, June 4, 2012

CHESTER, ILLINOIS (KTVI) – Two workers burned in a grain elevator explosion in Chester, Illinois are slated to speak Monday about their multi-million dollar court victory.  The two workers won the judgment Friday when a federal jury awarded John Jentz and Robert Schmidt $180 million in damages.

In April 2010, the men were removing equipment from a grain bin at the Con-Agra owned site when it exploded.  One of the men was burned over three-quarters of his body.
Con-Agra calls the accident tragic and says it will appeal.