Steel Worker Killed In Furnace Explosion

VINTON, Texas (AP) -- El Paso County sheriff's authorities say an employee at a steel plant has died in a furnace explosion.

Authorities say employees at the Arcelor Mittal plant near Vinton found one worker was missing after hearing a loud explosion early Monday morning.

Fifty-seven-year-old Apolonio Arras of Anthony was found and taken to the hospital, where he died.

Vinton is about 17 miles north of El Paso.
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