Major Boiler Explosion at 222 Russell Boulevard, St. Louis MO - Business, 3 Deceased and 4 Injured
This story is still developing, however; unfortunately their has been a loss of life. The Collapse Rescue Task Force along with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating this incident.
St. Louis Fire Department is also providing twitter updates regarding this incident.
The St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson mentioned that a van sized piece of boiler went airborne and crashed through the roof of Fautless Healthcare Linen located at 2030 S. Broadway, and a third building (Pioneer Industrial) located at 400 Russel Boulevard has been damaged by water/flooding.
One individual was found lifeless inside of Loy-Lange while another person is listed in critical condition.
Two additional individuals were found deceased inside of the Fautless Healthcare Linen location.
Unfortunately the loss of life in any situation is devastating, our hearts go out to those individuals whom have been injured.
Fox 2 mentioned that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into this incident.
Unfortunately the loss of life due to traumatic wrongful death incidents such as this are so hard to understand. Our prayers go out to the personal injury victims and those who have lost their life due to this explosion.