3 hurt in vacuum truck explosion on Gallia plant property


In this view from Westland Drive, a Gallipolis City fire truck is on hand at GKN Sinter Metals on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis after a reported explosion Tuesday. According to GKN Sinter Metals of America Vice President of Human Resources Andy Rutledge, reports rolled into firefighters around 12:50 p.m. about an explosion near the GKN Sinter Metals facility. Allegedly, a private company contracted with GKN Sinter Metals was loading some waste product from the facility. According to local fire officials, state fire marshals were contacted to help investigate the explosion. The contractors were supposedly loading the waste product onto a vacuum truck. In the process, the waste product being sucked into the truck was airborne and similar in form to a powdered metal which had a potential for combusting. Somehow the material was able to combust, which may have been due to an electrical malfunction, similar to a grain silo explosion. Allegedly, the truck suffered some minor damage from the explosion and three individuals were transported to Holzer Medical Center for care. Fire officials said the doors of one of the waste-consuming vehicles had its doors popped open slightly from the explosion. The truck exploded on the property but not inside the facility.


GALLIPOLIS — In this view from Westland Drive, a Gallipolis City fire truck is on hand at GKN Sinter Metals on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis after a reported explosion Tuesday. According to GKN Sinter Metals of America Vice President of Human Resources Andy Rutledge, reports rolled into firefighters around 12:50 p.m. about an explosion near the GKN Sinter Metals facility. Allegedly, a private company contracted with GKN Sinter Metals was loading some waste product from the facility. According to local fire officials, state fire marshals were contacted to help investigate the explosion. The contractors were supposedly loading the waste product onto a vacuum truck. In the process, the waste product being sucked into the truck was airborne and similar in form to a powdered metal which had a potential for combusting. Somehow the material was able to combust, which may have been due to an electrical malfunction, similar to a grain silo explosion. Allegedly, the truck suffered some minor damage from the explosion and three individuals were transported to Holzer Medical Center for care. Fire officials said the doors of one of the waste-consuming vehicles had its doors popped open slightly from the explosion. The truck exploded on the property but not inside the facility. (Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune)

In this view from Westland Drive, a Gallipolis City fire truck is on hand at GKN Sinter Metals on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis after a reported explosion Tuesday. According to GKN Sinter Metals of America Vice President of Human Resources Andy Rutledge, reports rolled into firefighters around 12:50 p.m. about an explosion near the GKN Sinter Metals facility. Allegedly, a private company contracted with GKN Sinter Metals was loading some waste product from the facility. According to local fire officials, state fire marshals were contacted to help investigate the explosion. The contractors were supposedly loading the waste product onto a vacuum truck. In the process, the waste product being sucked into the truck was airborne and similar in form to a powdered metal which had a potential for combusting. Somehow the material was able to combust, which may have been due to an electrical malfunction, similar to a grain silo explosion. Allegedly, the truck suffered some minor damage from the explosion and three individuals were transported to Holzer Medical Center for care. Fire officials said the doors of one of the waste-consuming vehicles had its doors popped open slightly from the explosion. The truck exploded on the property but not inside the facility.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_GNK-explosion-2.jpgIn this view from Westland Drive, a Gallipolis City fire truck is on hand at GKN Sinter Metals on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis after a reported explosion Tuesday. According to GKN Sinter Metals of America Vice President of Human Resources Andy Rutledge, reports rolled into firefighters around 12:50 p.m. about an explosion near the GKN Sinter Metals facility. Allegedly, a private company contracted with GKN Sinter Metals was loading some waste product from the facility. According to local fire officials, state fire marshals were contacted to help investigate the explosion. The contractors were supposedly loading the waste product onto a vacuum truck. In the process, the waste product being sucked into the truck was airborne and similar in form to a powdered metal which had a potential for combusting. Somehow the material was able to combust, which may have been due to an electrical malfunction, similar to a grain silo explosion. Allegedly, the truck suffered some minor damage from the explosion and three individuals were transported to Holzer Medical Center for care. Fire officials said the doors of one of the waste-consuming vehicles had its doors popped open slightly from the explosion. The truck exploded on the property but not inside the facility.
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