Metal recycling plant to reopen after deadly explosion

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GRANITE CITY, IL(KTVI)-On Tuesday, bomb disposal crews were back at the site of a deadly explosion in Granite City. By the afternoon, the company was deemed safe to re-open.

Two people died when a mortar round blew up at the TOTALL Metal recycling plant on Monday.

According to our partners, at the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the victims are identified by relatives as 46-year-old Rodolfo Romo, and 24-year-old Tyler Muenstermann.

TOTALL Metal recycling handles ammunition and military items, but they’re all supposed to be defused first.

The company released this statement Tuesday:

“The TOTALL Metal Recycling family suffered a tragic loss this week. While we will resume business operations on Wednesday, August 27, we will have grief counselors on hand to assist our employees during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families, friends and loved ones impacted by this incident.”

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