• Worker hurt, building leveled in Carrier Mills plant blast

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News

    (AP) — An explosion at a southern Illinois mining equipment repair site has hospitalized one worker and destroyed a building.

    Caterpillar spokesman Rusty Dunn says it’s not immediately clear what caused the blast this morning. It happened in an unattached paint building in Saline County village of Carrier Mills. The building was leveled.

    Dunn says an unidentified employee sustained burns and was taken to a St. Louis-area hospital.

    The business has about 70 workers, though it’s not clear how many were there when the explosion happened.