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Explosion Injures Two At Major Metals Company

Story By: Greg Heindel



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An explosion rocks Major Metals Company outside of Bellville Thursday afternoon.

The blast occurred at about 1 pm at 844 West Kocheiser Road, bringing the Washington and Troy Township Fire Departments and sheriff's deputies to the scene. Assistant Washington Township Fire Chief Andy Romoser says the explosion occurred in the ventilation system, damaging it and an outside wall, and filling the building with smoke.

Two employees were taken to the hospital. The nature and extent of their injuries is unknown, although one is said to have been burned on the arm. The injuries are considered non-life threatening. Major Metals sent its employees home for the day while the cause of the explosion is investigated.

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