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Explosion at Plant in Elk County Kills One Worker, Injures 2 Others

An explosion at a manufacturing plant in Elk County killed one man and injured 2 others last Thursday.

The accident took place at Mersen USA in St. Mary’s in western Pennsylvania. According to an article on WJACTV.com, the general manager for the plant said that “an equipment related accident” took place. One worker was treated and released, but a second worker remains in a hospital in Pittsburgh in serious but stable condition.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

According to their website, Mersen USA is a global expert in electrical specialties and graphite-based materials for manufacturing processes.