Massive explosion in Oakwood partially destroys foundry, injures 13

A ladder truck will spray water on the fire at I. Schumann & Co. in Oakwood on Monday. Multiple agencies responded to the fire and explosion.

At least 13 people were reportedly injured and one killed in an explosion Monday afternoon at the I. Schumann & Co. foundry in Oakwood, according to Beacon Journal news partners. News 5 Cleveland.

The blast and three alarm flames led to a massive fire and emergency medical response to an alloy company, with smoke visible as far south as Stowe and Cuyahoga Falls and north to downtown Cleveland.

A 46-year-old man was killed in the explosion, according to Channel 19 news.

A police officer blocks access to Alexander Road on Northfield Road as smoke rises from the I. Schumann & Co. fire in Oakwood Monday. Multiple agencies responded to fires and explosions at industrial facilities.

The blast on Alexander Road, just west of Interstate 271, was reported around 2:00 p.m. As of 6pm, some fire department units were still at the blast site.

Oakwood Fire Department Captain Brian DiRocco said news 5 cleveland The fire was controlled Monday night.

“Most of the fire has been extinguished, and response firefighters are working on some hot spots,” Dirocco said.

Multiple fire departments have offered mutual aid after a massive explosion at the I. Schumann & Co. building on Oakwood's Alexander Road on Monday.

he told News 5 Cleveland All staff at the foundry were accounted for, although there were multiple injuries. The captain said that business was a safe place and not a place where many calls were made, but as a foundry, it deals with molten metal.

I. Schumann & Co. Chief Client Officer Matt Barkett issued a statement Monday evening that the cause of the explosion is still unknown. He confirmed that employees were injured and the facility suffered significant damage.

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