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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Industrial Accident in KC-KS' Fairfax Area Critically-Injures 2

t 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.

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