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Trust Fund Set Up for Injured in JJ's Explosion

Posted: Mar 1, 2013 12:46 PM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Owners of a Kansas City restaurant have set up a trust fund to oversee donations for injured staff and other people affected by a recent explosion that killed one employee and injured several others.

The blast, which demolished JJ's restaurant on Feb. 19, remains under investigation. The blast and fire injured 15 people and killed JJ's employee Megan Cramer.

The Kansas City Star reports that the trust fund is set up at the Country Club Bank, and will be used to assist JJ's staff members with medical bills and financial losses, and provide treatment for any psychological or emotional issues.

JJ's owner Jimmy Frantze says he hopes the fund's trustees will also consider requests from gas company workers, emergency responders and others injured by the explosion and fire.

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