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Four injured in Virginia medical waste facility explosion

03 April 2017

At least four people were injured on March 31 when a section of a building housing the Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services facility in Petersburg, Virginia, partially collapsed after an apparent explosion, city police and fire officials said. Four employees were taken to a local hospital but none sustained life-threatening injuries, a local police spokesman said.

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Police said the explosion may have resulted from a boiler overheating inside the facility and the ensuing shock wave caused a corner of the two-story cinderblock and steel-frame building to collapse.


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