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One dead in explosion at St. Marys business
By: WJAC Web Staff
ST. MARYS, Pa. -- One person is dead following an explosion at an Elk County manufacturing facility.
Elk County emergency dispatch said an explosion was reported at the Mersen USA facility on Trout Run Road in St. Marys about 9 a.m. Thursday.
St. Marys Mersen USA General Manager Noah Nichelson said in a statement that one employee was killed and two were injured following "an equipment related accident" at the plant.
Nichelson said one of the employees was hospitalized with serious injuries and the other was expected to recover.
The company "will continue to cooperate with the appropriate officials with our immediate focus on the three employees and their families who have been impacted by this accident as well as supporting the rest of our workforce," the statement said.
The names of the employees were not released. It was not immediately known what caused the accident.
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