GHENT, Ky. (AP) -- A tire explosion has killed one worker and injured four others at a plant in northern Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police say 48-year-old Robin Kelley of Madison, Ind., died in the accident Tuesday afternoon at the Gallatin Steel Inc. plant in Carroll County.
Police say 50-year-old David Davanzati of Louisville was flown by helicopter to University of Cincinnati Hospital. Three other workers were less seriously hurt.
The emergency dispatch center in Gallatin County was called at 3:27 p.m. by Harsco Metals, which police describe as a contractor for Gallatin Steel. Harsco Metals is a division of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Harsco Corp.
A preliminary investigation shows a tire on a piece of heavy equipment exploded during repairs inside a maintenance facility.