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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Connecticut State Police have now identified each victims who were killed in what investigators described as a ‘drive adventure’ that led to tremendous-heated water vapor to fill the room they were working in at the VA Connecticut Healthcare gadget West Haven Campus on Friday.
Police say that on Friday, Nov. 13, the Connecticut State Police hearth & Explosion Investigation Unit responded to the record of a steam boiler explosion at 950 Campbell Avenue, which is the campus of the West Haven VA health center.
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It was later determined that two americans died within the blast. One was in the past identified as 60-year-historical Euel Sims, an worker of the VA Facility renovation carrier.
On Thursday, police released the id of the 2nd man killed. He become recognized as 36-year-historic Joseph O’Donnell, an worker of a contractor engaged on the steam gadget.
Three others suffered minor accidents within the incident.
officers with the branch of Veteran Affairs Police carrier, DEEP, FBI, ATF, State building Inspector, OSHA, West Haven fire department, West Haven fire Marshal’s office, West Haven Police Detective Bureau, workplace of Inspector established, and the OCME, all responded to the scene.
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in keeping with state police, the CSP-FEIU investigation determined that a “pressure event” befell inside the steam device that become being worked on. “This led to super-heated water vapor to abruptly fill the room and building.” They talked about that this changed into now not a fire or an explosion.
Sims and O’Donnell were not capable of evacuate the room and suffered deadly accidents. There became no obvious crook factor.
The incident continues to be under investigation.