Second victim dies in treatment plant explosion

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 10:51 pm    

The second victim of the deadly waste water treatment plant explosion succumbed to his injuries on Monday after nearly six weeks in the hospital. The 57 year-old maintenance man survived the first victim by more than two weeks.

The two men were maintenance workers at an Ohio treatment plant when wiring they were working on sparked a buildup of methane gas. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is currently trying to determine what caused the buildup of methane.

The first victim, a 59 year-old assistant maintenance man, died on March 29. Both men died of second and third-degree burns that covered nearly 95 percent of their bodies.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the men’s friends and families.

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