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Explosion at a factory in Boss: Three workers in critical condition

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Emergency services were called at about 7:30 a.m. on 134th Street after the explosion.

Many were seriously injured in an explosion in Bos

Photo: Radio Canada

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The eight injured were taken to St. George’s Hospital, where an orange icon was triggered.

Of those, six were seriously injured. So they were transferred to the Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus in Quebec, where they specialized in treating severe burns. The three of them are still fighting for their lives.

The next few hours will be crucial, says Lisa Matteo, Deputy Director of Nursing Services at CISSS From Chaudière-Appalaches.

About forty employees on site

There were about forty employees of the Séchoirs de Beauce factory, specializing in drying and processing laminated and laminated wood, when the fire broke out.

One of my colleagues came in to tell us there was a fire, confirms the employee who survived it beautifully.

I turned off my devices. While doing so, there was an explosion. There is fire and smoke. We heard 10 seconds and I said to my wife: Let’s go out, or we won’t. I took him by the arms and we walked out of him.

Quote from:An employee at Séchoirs de Beauce
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Lisa Matteo says the next few hours will be crucial for a vital diagnosis.

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Karen Boleyn saw her brother David rescue a victim while waiting for the firefighters to arrive.

People were dragging a living corpse from the burning ceiling. They were roofing workersPauline says.

I hope the infected staff will deal with it. It’s really sad what just happened.

Quote from:Karen Boleyn, watch

Major Crimes Section of the Sûreté du Québec (mint) Investigation to find out the causes and circumstances of the fire and explosion.

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What we do know is that there is repair work underway on the building, but we are unable to determine if this is the cause at this time., confirms the spokesperson mintHelen Saint-Pierre.

support families

The CISSS He also sent a team to support the affected families.

Part of the library has been converted into a disaster center, in order to temporarily accommodate employees of the Séchoirs de Beauce factory, confirms Daniel Fortin, director of the Beauceville Fire Department.

A mechanical trowel removes the roof of the building.

Heavy machinery operators were called in to help put out the fire.

Photo: Radio Canada/Raymond Rother

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