SALT LAKE CITY

Construction workers injured after explosion at SLC Int’l Airport

Nov 18, 2022, 2:44 PM | Updated: 3:51 pm
Two construction workers were injured after a container, with an as of yet unknown substance, explo...
FILE: A crane and other equipment is seen above the central tunnel, which is being built between Concourse A and Concourse B at the Salt Lake City International Airport. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — An explosion at the SLC International Airport sent two people to a hospital on Friday morning. 

SLC Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer told KSL the explosion happened in a construction area east of Concourse B, in the Phase 3 area of new construction. No passengers were in the area of the explosion.

Salt Lake City Fire was the responding agency. A representative told KSL that it was a container holding an unknown liquid that exploded.

Two construction workers were injured in the airport explosion, said SLC Fire Captain Shaun Mumedy. One person was reportedly taken to a local burn center in serious condition.

The other worker reportedly received minor injuries.

Mumedy said that airport officials are conducting an internal investigation.

This story will be updated.

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