MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three men have been hurt, one critically, in a chemical explosion at a Minneapolis plastics company.
Fire officials say two contractors and one employee of the Interplastic Corp. were doing maintenance work on a 16,000 gallon tank outside the building Thursday morning.
Minneapolis Assistant Fire Chief Cherie (sheh-REE') Penn says the three were replacing a cap on the tank when the flash explosion occurred. Penn says 3,000 gallons of an acid-based chemical in the tank was not released. The plant and immediate area were not evacuated. And, Penn says there was minimal fire damage.
She says one man was critically injured, another was seriously hurt and the third suffered minor injuries. All were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.