OMAHA, NE (KETV/CNN) - It is unlikely truck driver Larry McElhinney will forget this Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the destruction he escaped.
"[I was] sitting in the truck there doing a puzzle and started hearing things hitting the top of the cab, just real small stuff," he said. "All of a sudden there's a bunch of dust, and I saw a bunch of guys running, and that's when I go out of the truck.
"I never heard [an explosion], but they said on the other side of the building, they heard a little boom, but I never heard anything."
Two people died and 10 others were taken to hospitals after the accident at an International Nutrition feed plant Monday. Four of the wounded were listed in critical condition.
McElhinney was delivered a product called Solulac to the plant, which produces feed and other products for livestock and poultry, around 10 a.m. CT when the incident took place.
Chris Osborne said he was nearby at Hill Brothers Tractor when he and his coworkers saw the destruction that followed.
"We were coming back from filling up one of our trucks at one of the companies we go through, and we pulled in and there's a small cloud of smoke," Osborne said. "All of us just thought it was a routine thing going on. We saw the cop cars, fire trucks and everything.
"We were pulling stuff out of the back of one of our trucks, and one of my coworkers went to go get our forklift and I turned around and I saw the grain elevator actually tilted sideways and flames coming out."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has started the investigation. A spokesman said it was too early to know the cause.
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