Explosion at Saukville, Wis. foundry, seven suffer burn injuries

 Tuesday, May 20, 2014


An explosion and fire at Johnson Brass and Machine Foundry on Mill St. in Saukville injured seven workers on Monday afternoon, May 19th. Officials say the explosion happened just after 4 p.m. Apparently molten metal was being poured into a cast and it was spinning around. They say all of a sudden, it exploded, and knocked several people off a platform. Those victims were burned. The metal was apparently heated to 2,100 degrees.
A fire started in one corner of the building — and the foundry was immediately evacuated.
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