At least three people are dead and four more injured Monday morning after a boiler explosion in St. Louis, Missouri, at a box company near Soulard.

The explosion happened just before 8am at Loy-Lange Box Company, on 222 Russell Boulevard.


Three fatalities have been confirmed. Two people are in critical condition, while two others are seriously injured.



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Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX Helicopter is over the scene.

According to St. Louis City Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, a van-sized piece of the boiler went air born and crashed through the roof of Faultless Healthcare Linen, located at 2030 S. Broadway.

Jenkerson says it’s unclear if anyone was working on the boiler at the time.

The St. Louis Fire Department says the explosion is affecting three buildings with debris. The Collapse Rescue Task Force along with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating.