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Three killed and four injured in explosion at Missouri box factory

04 April 2017

A boiler explosion at a cardboard box plant in St. Louis, Missouri on April 3 killed three people and injured four more. The blast at Loy-Lange Box Company sent part of the boiler crashing into a building 150 metres away housing a linen laundry service. One of those killed was a box factory employee, and the other two were new hires filling out forms at the linen service, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

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Two of the injured were in a critical condition and the two others suffered non-life threatening injuries, the St. Louis Fire Department said.

Pieces of pipe from the explosion were also found lodged in the roof of another building and in a truck nearby.

The Loy-Lange Box Company, founded in 1897, produces corrugated cardboard boxes as well as product displays, according to its website.

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