Eight Injured in Granite City Explosion

Two men are in critical condition and eight others were injured after an explosion Thursday morning at Amsted Rail in Granite City (IL), reports BND.com. The two men critically injured were airlifted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis. A third person was airlifted from Granite City to Missouri. A total of 10 injured workers were transported to Gateway on Thursday morning. Of these 10, three were airlifted and seven were treated and released from Gateway. United Steelworkers of America Local 1063 President Robert Lott, who represents workers at the plant, said he was in the building and standing about 100 yards from the scene of the explosion when it happened. Lott said Reginald Golliday, who ...

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