3 wounded, 1 missing in shit tank explosion


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
3 wounded, 1 missing in shit tank explosion
Seattle Times

"An explosion blew a hole in a 2-million-gallon sewage tank today, causing an undetermined amount of waste to spill into the Spokane River, a fire official said. Three workers were injured and one was missing... Four treatment plant workers had gone to check on an unusual pressure buildup at the tank and were either on or near the tank at the time of the 3 p.m. explosion... The explosion blew a 'relatively small hole' near the top of the tank, Williams said. That loosened the tank's lid, which then fell into the tank, causing some of the contents to splash out."