It was around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning when the report came over the KC-KS Fire frequency that there had been "an explosion at a tar pit at Owens-Corning- 300 Sunshine Road."
When fire crews arrived- they found 2 critically-injured men- burned and disfigured from the explosion and hot tar.
One was reported by KC-KS FD-EMS as "a 37-year-old male- with 80% coverage of 3rd-degree burns all over his body." His condition was very critical.
The second injured employee was reported by EMS as "a 56-year-old male" with facial and other injuries.
I did not hear of any burns on the 2nd man- but his condition was judged by the EMS paramedic to be critical as well.
There's an investigation underway as to why the tar container exploded- and no word as to the operational status of the plant itself.