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Monday, July 30, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Four Injured in South Kansas City MO Explosion

The incident was reported around 12:45 p.m. at "Cook's Ham Company at 13825 Wyandotte" in the Martin City neighborhood in far southwestern KC-MO..




Fire officials on-scene say it was "a natural gas or methane explosion" inside the building- formerly the Armour meat packing plant.




Reportedly- four persons were injured.






Just before 1 pm- the KC-MO Fire department on-scene reports one person is refusing EMS transport- but another person has "blast injuries."




KC-MO FD-EMS transported "a 52-year-old male who was thrown about 15 feet" by a blast "from a furnace or oven" to Research Medical Center.


This patient's condition was not life-threatening.




Two other patients from the scene were being transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.


One of those was "a 26-year-old" male who had minor injuries.




The exact cause of the blast was under investigation.