The roof collapses at the Chicago water treatment plant, trapping two inside and severely injuring 10

Ten people were seriously injured, two of whom were trapped inside, when an explosion caused the collapse of a roof section at a water recovery plant in Chicago on Thursday.

Ten people were seriously injured, two of whom were trapped inside, when an explosion caused the collapse of a roof section at a water recovery plant in Chicago on Thursday, authorities said.

Firefighters pulled one person shortly after the collapse in the one-story brick building on the south end of Chicago.

It took him around two hours to rescue the second person, who was buried and buried. by fallen debris, said Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago.

The other people who were injured were taken to hospitals in serious to severe condition, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.

Authorities said they are investigating whether the explosion was caused by an accumulation of methane, a byproduct of the water treatment process.

Ten people were seriously injured, two of whom were trapped inside, when an explosion caused the collapse of a roof section at a water recovery plant in Chicago on Thursday.

Ten people were seriously injured, two of whom were trapped inside, when an explosion caused the collapse of a roof section at a water recovery plant in Chicago on Thursday.

The paramedics treated the man who was trapped inside for two hours while the specially trained firemen went under the rubble to reach him and remove a metal beam from his legs.

The man, who remained conscious, suffered a broken jaw and leg and was transported by plane to the Medical Center of the University of Chicago, where he was in critical condition.

The explosion occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m., central time, in the sludge concentration building at the Calumet water recovery plant, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which operates the plant.

An employee who was involved in the accident described something of what happened to his wife, Gina Ruiz, who said that her husband had been working inside the plant, told him that there had been an explosion and that his coworkers were trapped inside

An employee who was involved in the accident described something of what happened to his wife, Gina Ruiz, who said that her husband had been working inside the plant, told him that there had been an explosion and that his coworkers were trapped inside

An employee who was involved in the accident described something of what happened to his wife, Gina Ruiz, who said that her husband had been working inside the plant, told him that there had been an explosion and that his coworkers were trapped inside

She said that he told her that the explosion had been blown up and that she was coming back & # 39; and that there were many guys trapped inside &.

She said that he told her that the explosion had been blown up and that she was coming back & # 39; and that there were many guys trapped inside &.

She said that he told her that the explosion had been blown up and that she was coming back & # 39; and that there were many guys trapped inside &.

An employee who was involved in the accident described something that happened to his wife, Gina Ruiz, who said she received a phone message from her husband.

Her husband had been working inside the plant, told him there had been an explosion and that his coworkers were trapped inside.

She said that he had told her that the explosion had been blown up and that it was coming back & # 39; and that there were many guys trapped inside &.

Her husband was hit by pieces of the roof that fell, but he was not seriously injured, he said.

Authorities said they are investigating whether the explosion was caused by an accumulation of methane, a byproduct of the water treatment process.

Authorities said they are investigating whether the explosion was caused by an accumulation of methane, a byproduct of the water treatment process.

Authorities said they are investigating whether the explosion was caused by an accumulation of methane, a byproduct of the water treatment process.

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