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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Authorities: Two seriously burned in fall into scalding hot water at EGF Crystal plant

  • Water was around 200 degrees; one victim is airlifted to burn unit in Twin Cities.
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  • Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say two employees at the American Crystal Sugar plant in East Grand Forks suffered serious burns after they fell into scalding hot water.
    A KVLY-TV report (http://bit.ly/13Lli9a ) says the accident happened Saturday about 6 p.m.
    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. Their conditions were not immediately known.
    A message left Monday at the company's headquarters in Moorhead was not immediately returned.
    Police say the water was nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

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