Apr 1, 2013 at 9:59 am
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say two employees at a sugar plant have suffered serious burns after they fell into scalding hot water.
The accident happened Saturday about 6 p.m. at the American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in East Grand Forks.
Police say the men fell into water that was nearly boiling. A 21-year-old suffered second- and third-degree burns over his entire body, and a 32-year-old had burns on his hands and feet. Both were taken to a hospital in Grand Forks.
The 21-year-old was airlifted to a burn unit in the Twin Cities.
Police say the water was nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Temp: 25°F (-4°C)
Wind: 6mph S
Wind Chill: 18°F