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Bombardier Cancels Shift After Explosion

Company cancelled the early shift at a plant in Toronto so it can clean up wreckage from a massive weekend explosion and fire at a propane facility in the area.

TORONTO (CP) -- Bombardier Inc. has cancelled the Monday early shift at its airplane plant in northwestern Toronto so it can clean up wreckage from a massive weekend explosion and fire at a propane facility in the area.

A recorded message at Bombardier's Downsview facility on Garratt Boulevard says the building sustained significant external damage as a result of the explosions that rocked the area early Sunday morning.

Bombardier says more time is needed to clean up and insure the area is safe for workers.

Employees scheduled for the afternoon shift are being asked to call back later to see if they will be expected to show up.

No Bombardier employees were injured in the 4 a.m. blast at Sunrise Propane Industrial gases, which forced the evacuation of a neighborhood that's home to about 12,000 people.

According to its website, about 2,200 people work at the Toronto Bombardier site, which manufactures aircraft, equipment and parts.

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