TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Two people were injured in an explosion at the US Magnesium plant in Tooele County Friday morning.
Emergency crews and medical helicopters responded to the scene just after 5 a.m.
Officials said two workers were doing maintenance on a piece of equipment when a thermal explosion occurred, causing hot steam to release and burn the workers. The extent of injuries has not been released.
Officials said a 49-year-old supervisor and a 25-year-old employee were injured when something went wrong as they were bringing the piece of equipment back into service. Tom Tripp of US Magnesium described the incident.
“This is a brick lined steel structure, had a lid on it…there was an explosion internal to that and there was a release of some hot gas,” he said.
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