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One dead in asphalt tank explosion 

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Meenal Datar

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One worker has been killed and at least one other injured after an asphalt tank exploded at a Seneca Petroleum refinery in Lemont, Illinois, USA.  

25-year-old Dru Worker was identified as the casualty. Another worker has been transported to Silver Cross Hospital with minor injuries. 

Both workers were employed by M&J Industrial Services, a contractor that services industrial facilities. M&J issued a statement saying the company was ‘deeply saddened’. 

According to reports, the tank exploded around 9:30 a.m. and was extinguished by 10:30 a.m. It is unclear precisely how many other workers may have been injured in the explosion. 

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