DODGE CITY, Kan. – Cargill Meat Solutions reopened its protein facility and started receiving cattle in Dodge City, Kansas, on Oct. 21 following the explosion last week where two employees suffered burns.

“The necessary clean up and safety verification has been completed at our Dodge City, Kansas, protein facility,” Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan said in a statement. 

Sullivan added that the employees are stable and receiving great medical care. Following the incident, the company suspended some operations out of precaution, while fabrication shifts remained on schedule.

“We are thankful for the support of the community, cattle producers, contractors and our employees, who worked tirelessly to get us back to business,” Sullivan continued. “Cargill is focused on delivering protein to tables around the world.”

The plant employs 2,700 people with a slaughter capacity of 5,800 head per day.