Memorial honors 4 men killed in Waukegan plant explosion

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A solemn memorial took place Friday to honor the four men who died in a massive plant explosion in Waukegan.

Byron H. Biehn, 53, of Brighton Township, Wisconsin; Jeff Cummings, 57, of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Daniel Nicklas, 24, of Beach Park, Illinois; and Allen Stevens, 29, of Salem, Wisconsin were killed at the AB Specialty Silicones factory May 3.

Investigators believe the men died trying to evacuate the building.

Loved ones and co-workers were among those who attended the ceremony at the site of the blast.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.


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