Blast at Caterpillar Repair Facility Injures Worker

February 12, 2013

An explosion at a Caterpillar facility in Carrier Mills, Ill., injured a worker and damaged a building housing paint operations.

The worker, according to published reports, suffered burns and was transferred to St. Louis in critical condition.

The facility is used to repair mining equipment, and the blast occurred in a paint booth, damaging that portion of the building.