Searchers have recovered the bodies of three more people killed in Saturday's grain elevator blast in Atchison. Six people died in the explosion at the Bartlett Grain Company. Two others were hurt. Atchison City Manager Trey Cocking spoke earlier today (MON) at a news conference outside the damaged facility.
One of the dead recovered today (MON) has been identified as 21-year-old Curtis Field. The other two were grain inspectors, including 34-year-old Travis Keil (KYLE) of Topeka. While no one has yet publicly speculated on a cause for the explosion, it's generally acknowledged that work at grain elevators can be especially dangerous at the end of the harvest season, when the buildings are full of highly-combustible grain dust.