MISSOURI — A boiler explosion at a St. Louis box company sent large pieces of what is believed to be steel, iron, and debris flying into nearby buildings, killing three people and injuring four Monday morning.
As St. Louis City Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson described, “A van-sized piece of the boiler went airborne and crashed through the roof of Faultless Healthcare Linen, located at 2030 S. Broadway.”
Loy-Lange Box Co. is located in Soulard, Missouri, an area known for its annual Mardi Gras parade.
Two people are in the hospital in critical condition, and two others were seriously injured, said Jenkerson, adding that it’s not yet known if anyone was working on the boiler at the time of the explosion which took place around 8 a.m.
The fire department reported that three buildings have been hit with debris, and an OSHA investigation is underway as police block the local streets and urge drivers to avoid the area.
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