Explosions, fires and the work-related injury

There was an explosion at an asphalt plant in eastern Iowa, Moscow. Mr. Kyle Gottschalk of Lowden had to be flown to an Iowa City hospital. There is no information available that describes how the man was injured and what caused the explosion.

The Monsanto plant explosion was minor and from the video the workers look pretty relaxed. The explosion was from a bottle that over pressurized during a chemical process. The one employee who may have been exposed was taken to the hospital as a safety precaution. See the video.

And in the West Burlington area a tube of fireworks prematurely ignited causing other fireworks to ignite, injuring 4 people.


 

Worker hurt in explosion at Iowa asphalt plant
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
A worker has been injured in an explosion at an asphalt plant in eastern Iowa. The Muscatine Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PGDkRR) that the accident occurred Monday morning at a Wendling Quarries plant in Moscow.

Asphalt plant worker injured in explosion
Quad City Times
MOSCOW, Iowa — A Wendling Quarries employee was injured in explosion early Monday at the plant. According to a news release from the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office, at around 8:40 a.m., officers received a report of a worker at the company's ...

1 injured in hazmat incident at Monsanto lab
KGAN
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) -- Officials say a worker was injured when a bottle erupted in a lab at a Monsanto Co. facility in Ankeny. A hazard materials crew from Des Moines was sent to the building early Tuesday afternoon.

Mishap injures four Iowa workers of fireworks firm
Newton Daily News
WEST BURLINGTON (AP) — A tube of fireworks ignited prematurely during a Fourth of July display in southeastern Iowa, creating sparks that detonated other fireworks waiting to be lit and injuringfour event employees, authorities said Thursday. 

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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