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Two Workers Injured In Explosion In Utah

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By KMVT News

Tooele County, Utah (CNN) Two people were injured in a gas explosion Friday morning in Tooele County, Utah.

A plant manager at U.S. Magnesium says the two men lifted the lid of a furnace and were burned by hot gas.

A burn center spokesperson says both men are in critical condition.

The plant manager says explosions at the facility are "rare" and the plant has a "relatively good safety record."

The company plans to do an internal investigation to find the cause of the blast.

U.S. Magnesium harvests salt from the Great Salt Lake to produce magnesium metal, as well as chlorine, calcium chloride, iron chlorides, and hydrochloric acid.


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