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UPDATE: Man listed in serious condition after workplace explosion in Tonica

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2015

A 43-year-old man hurt during a workplace explosion near Tonica is in serious condition at a Rockford hospital.

Kevin Znaniecki was initially taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital before being transferred to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford. He suffered burns after a workplace explosion at the Dauber Company south of Tonica. As of 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, Znaniecki was listed in serious condition.

The 9-1-1 call about a fire and medical emergency came in around 4:45 Wednesday morning. Tonica and Lostant firefighters along with Oglesby paramedics responded.

The Dauber Company makes silicon carbide products.

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