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Industrial Explosion Seriously Injures Two Employees in Remote Tooele County

A PAIR OF U-S MAGNESIUM EMPLOYEES WERE BEING TREATED FRIDAY -- AT SALT LAKE AREA HOSPITALS -- AFTER SUFFERING BURN INJURIES, EARLY THAT MORNING, AT THEIR REMOTE TOOELE COUNTY PLANT.

THE MEN -- IN THEIR 30'S AND 40'S -- SUFFERED SERIOUS BURNS TO THEIR UPPER BODIES AND FACES.

BUCKY WHITEHOUSE -- WITH TOOELE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT -- SAYS, THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED, AS THE MEN WERE DOING MAINTENANCE WORK.

THE VICTIMS WERE EACH HELICOPTERED OUT OF THE ISOLATED AREA.

U-S MAGNESIUM PROVIDES MATERIALS FOR A VARIETY OF PURPOSES.

THE INCIDENT IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED, TO BETTER DETERMINE ITS CAUSE.

 

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