Accident: Loy Lange Box Company Pressure Vessel Explosion
Location: Location: St. Louis , MO
Accident Occured On: 04/03/2017 | Final Report Released On: 07/29/2022
Accident Type: Community Impact
Investigation Status: The CSB’s final report was released at a public meeting on 7.29.2022.
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.