Accident Description

Accident: Loy Lange Box Company Pressure Vessel Explosion

Location: Location: St. Louis , MO

Accident Occured On: 04/03/2017 | Final Report Released On:

Accident Type: Community Impact

Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation is currently underway.

A massive steam explosion caused a steel vessel weighing approximately 2,000 pounds to launch itself into the air. The initial explosion killed one worker and critically injured another. The vessel flew several hundred feet and landed on a nearby company, fatally injuring three members of the public.