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Two injured in pasta plant explosion

11 October 2011

Two men are being treated for serious burns suffered in an explosion at a southern Illinois pasta plant.

Two men are being treated for serious burns suffered in an explosion at a southern Illinois pasta plant
Two men are being treated for serious burns suffered in an explosion at a southern Illinois pasta plant

Steeleville Fire Chief Carlos Barbour states that the two maintenance workers were welding a piece of equipment at the Gilster-Mary Lee plant when there was a dust explosion.
Company officials have commented that a damage assessment of the plant and its equipment was conducted and operations were resumed hours after the explosion.


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