Wisconsin men identified as victims of Illinois factory
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Officials
identified two more victims of a deadly northern Illinois explosion
as crews continued searching for a fourth worker whose body hasn't
The Lake County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified two of the
victims of Friday's blast at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan as
57-year-old Jeff Cummings of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and 53-year-old
Byron H. Biehn of Brighton Township, Wisconsin. The coroner's office
says autopsy results for the men were pending toxicology results.
Officials previously identified victim 29-year-old Allen Stevens of
Also Tuesday crews continued searching the building's wreckage for
the body of a fourth worker who also is believed to be dead.
Coroner Howard Cooper called the explosion "an awful tragedy of epic
Waukegan is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago.