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Tennessee foundry explosion and fire injure 13

28 October 2013

An explosion at Designed Alloy Products in South Chattanooga, Tennessee, resulted in 13 workers being injured. One had serious burns and three others were suffering from smoke inhalation, according to local reports.

The source of the blast was a furnace, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department, which said it took roughly 25 minutes to get the blaze under control.

Designed Alloy Products is a scrap recycler that makes certified ingots. A worker at the plant said that they were using the furnace to melt stainless steel, and the temperatures reach roughly 3,000 degrees.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

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