*boiler explosion

Boiler explosion, flying debris kill 3

Explosion launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down onto a laundry business killing three people and injuring four others, One person died in the blast about 8 a.m. at the Loy-Lange Box Co. and two others were killed when a large piece of the boiler crashed into the nearby Faultless Healthcare Linen building’

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The explosion appears to have been an accident, but investigators were trying to pinpoint what caused the cast iron boiler — estimated to weigh a ton to a ton and a half.The blast sent a piece of debris about the size of a large cargo van through the factory roof. It traveled about 500 feet and killed two people when it landed,A third building was damaged when a pipe penetrated its roof, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said

  170403211353-02-st-louis-boiler-explosion-exlarge-169  The blast sent a piece of debris about the size of a large cargo van through the factory roof. It traveled about 500 feet and killed two people when it landed    

 

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