New details released on Homestead Dairy fire which killed one employee, 25 calves


More details have been released on the workplace accident in Plymouth that took the life of an employee.

Firefighters were called to Homestead Dairy in Marshall County earlier this week on reports of a fire and “an individual needing assistance.”

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WNDU reports an employee was cleaning out a pen that houses calves when he backed a skid loader into an LP tank.

That employee, along with another, were able to escape the pen, but another employee, David Fajardo, ran back in to help save the calves.

The pen caught on fire, and Fajardo, 22 of Logansport, died at the scene.

25 calves also died in the fire.


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