2 Workers Burned In Grainery Fire Win Multi-Million Judgment

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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.