Workplace explosion kills 2

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is looking into the causes of a plant explosion that left two workers dead.

The workplace accident happened on March 1 at a waste water treatment plant in Ohio. The two men who were involved worked at the treatment plant as the maintenance man, and the assistant maintenance man. Both of them were working in the room with the compressor when a wiring issue caused an explosion.

The men suffered burns on more than 95 percent of their bodies. They were both taken to the burn unit of a hospital, and remained there for several weeks. One of them passed away on March 29, and the second employee succumbed to his injuries yesterday.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends during this tragic time.