Chief: Fatal St. Louis boiler explosion accident
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says he believes a boiler explosion that killed three people and injured four others, two critically, in two different businesses was a commercial accident.
Jenkerson says two of the four survivors of the blast shortly before 8 a.m. Monday remain in critical condition. He says one of them was undergoing surgery.
Jenkerson says the boiler exploded at the Loy-Lange Box Co. in south St. Louis, killing one person there. The chief says much of that equipment flew about 500 feet (150 meters) across the street onto a laundry business, killing two people there when it came through the roof. The equipment is described as being the size of a van
Federal workplace safety officials are investigating.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
New traffic monitors popping up around Baton Rouge
New top cop coming to Denham Springs
Pest control company reaches out, customer continues to question contract
Teen sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2019 killing
Customer's tirade over missing drive-thru order led to overnight shooting at Baton...