WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Officials identified two more victims of a deadly northern Illinois explosion as crews continued searching for a fourth worker whose body hasn’t been recovered.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified two of the victims of Friday’s blast at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan as 57-year-old Jeff Cummings of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and 53-year-old Byron H. Biehn of Brighton Township, Wisconsin. The coroner’s office says autopsy results for the men were pending toxicology results. Officials previously identified victim 29-year-old Allen Stevens of Salem, Wisconsin.
Also Tuesday crews continued searching the building’s wreckage for the body of a fourth worker who also is believed to be dead.
Corner Howard Cooper called the explosion “an awful tragedy of epic proportion.”
Waukegan is about 50 miles north of Chicago.