New Castle man was worker killed in Mercer County explosion
The worker who was killed in an industrial accident in Mercer County was identified Tuesday as Brian Krauss, 37, of New Castle, the coroner said.
Krauss died of head and pelvic injuries sustained when a fuel storage tank exploded shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Brownies Bulk Plant in the Reynolds Industrial Park in Pymantuning Township, southwest of Greenville, said Coroner J. Bradley McGonigle III.
Kraus was on an elevated walkway when he was thrown to the ground by the force of the explosion, McGonigle said.
State and federal officials are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Wintry weather in forecast for Mon-Yough area
- Race for Pennsylvania’s 39th Legislative District one to watch
- Fleury, Penguins too much for Kings
- Hackers’ new Dyre malware infects W.Pa. computers, vexes FBI cyber agents
- Twin Rivers COG takes another step toward finalizing merger with Steel Valley
- 5 Cal U football players arrested for assault; Saturday’s game canceled
- Steelers notebook: Fully healthy, rookie WR Bryant progressing fast
- McKeesport basketball tournament to assist homeless veterans
- Veteran LB Harrison: Steelers must play to way defense is set up
- Pirates likely to seek pitcher, catcher when free agency starts
- Police: Man wanted in fatal ambush of Pennsylvania trooper finally captured