Explosion, fire at Olin Brass plant; two injured

EAST ALTON, Ill. (KSDK) - An explosion and fire at the Olin Brass Fabricated Products plant in East Alton, Illinois left two employees injured.

According to the East Alton Fire Department, the explosion occurred shortly after noon on the casting floor.

One of the employees has already been treated and released from a nearby hospital. There's no word on the condition of the second.

Olin Brass said in a news release that the incident is under investigation, and they haven't determined a cause.

Other than the casting unit where the incident occurred, all operations are continuing, according to a news release.

No further information about the incident was immediately available.


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