ALTON, IL – An oxygen explosion at Alton Steel in Building No. 5 at 5 Cut St injured two people Wednesday, according to The Telegraph.
Fire crews were called to the scene around 4:45 p.m. They found two people had suffered burns. The explosion threw one of the two injured 12 feet.
An ambulance with the Alton Fire Department transported one of the victims to Alton Memorial Hospital and was then flown by helicopter to another hospital. The other victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital in St. Louis.
The cause of the blast and the current condition of the two injured people is unknown.
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