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One Killed in Explosion at Chemical Plant in Alabama

WHNT News 19, September 26, 2018

A 7,000-gallon sulfuric acid tank exploded yesterday during a construction project at the Umicore Speciality Chemicals plant in Arab, Alabama, killing one worker.  The explosion happened around 1:40 PM local time. 

Fire Chief Ricky Phillips told local media that "they were putting in a new processing system from what I can understand and they were working on tying the connections to the tanks together."

One contract construction worker was killed and no other injuries were reported. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Click here to read the full article from WHNT News 19.


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