Two killed at calcium carbide plant explosion in Kentucky

22 March 2011 21:03  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Two people died following a plant explosion at a calcium carbide plant in Louisville, Kentucky, the general manager said on Tuesday.

The explosion occurred on Monday at about 17:40 hours Louisville time (22:40 GMT), said John Gant, general manager for Carbide Industries.

A fire started at about 21:00 hours and burned through most of the night, Gant said. It was still smouldering on Tuesday.

The cause of the explosion is still being investigated, Gant said.

By: Al Greenwood
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