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The 1971 Lake Huron water tunnel explosion

On Dec. 11, 1971, a shotgun-like blast was heard in a Detroit Metro Water Department water intake tunnel beneath the bed of Lake Huron. The blast killed 21 construction workers and injured many more, one of whom died 10 months later. It was one of the worst industrial accidents in Michigan history.

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The 1971 Lake Huron water tunnel explosion