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July 11, 2022: Explosion at Chemical Plant in St. Louis Injures Two

An explosion and subsequent fire injured two employees at the Allnex Chemical Plant in St Louis, MO late Sunday night. Officials said a tank exploded inside the plant around 10 pm. Two men were injured and transported to a local hospital. Their identities have not been released. Authorities stated one of the men was released later that evening. The other man remains hospitalized and is suffering chemical burns over 60% of his body.
St. Louis Fire Department Assistant Chief George McClellan said “We don’t know what kind of chemical it was however, we found out it was water-soluble. So with it being water-soluble, the building was sprinkled. However, a lot of the fire we found was still up over the sprinklers and so the sprinklers couldn’t get to it.”

2 injured after chemical plant explosion in East St. Louis

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