One hurt in Mifflin County steel plant explosion

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 13, 2014 4:35 AM
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(Burnham) -- A worker at a Mifflin County steel processing plant has suffered serious injuries in a suspected gas explosion. 

Mifflin County Public Safety Director Phil Lucas says an explosion and small fire occurred in a locker room facility at Standard Steel in Burnham shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

He says one employee is being treated at a regional burn center for serious injuries. No other information about the person's condition was available. 

All other employees were quickly accounted for and no other injuries were reported. 

The exact cause of the explosion was not immediately clear but officials believe it was some kind of a mechanical failure that caused a gas leak. 

The Mifflin County Regional Police Department is investigating.  

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