1 killed, 8 injured in Indiana GM plant explosion

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General Motors and local authorities are investigating exactly what chemicals exploded inside a metal stamping plant killing one and injuring eight.

The blast happened Tuesday afternoon in Marion, Indiana, about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis.  A 48-year-old contractor was killed.

Initial reports said a tank of chlorine dioxide was involved, but a GM spokeswoman says there are conflicting reports of the substance involved.

By Tuesday night, all of the employees taken to the hospital were released. The plant’s third shift was told to stay home.

Operations resumed with the first shift this morning.

1,600 people work at the plant.


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  • raise minum wage to 24 dollars per hour

    That’s what happens with pro business, but anti workforce policies are in control. We need to focus on people, and not production rates. I bet if a non bribed inspector went there, and actually did his job of inspecting he’d write them tons of fines. The company doesn’t care about the people just making profits, and they don’t even share those profits with the people who do the work, which is disgusting. They’ll probably say it was just a horrible accident, or try to point fingers, and fire someone. If they fire anyone should be a supervisor, or above for harassing people about their production rates, and that’s probably why this accident occurred.