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US ball bearing plant explosion injures 15

11 February 2014

An explosion at a ball bearing plant in Peterborough, New Hampshire, caused 15 injuries on February 10. None are thought to be serious. The blast blew out windows on the three-story building’s ground floor, Peterborough Fire Department spokesman Eric Bowman said. There was heavy explosion damage, and the first arriving firefighters saw a column of smoke, he said.

The cause of the explosion was under investigation, but all indications were that it was an industrial-related incident, Bowman said.

The NH Ball Bearings plant manufactures high-tech parts for the aerospace industry, employs 700 people and is owned by Minebea of japan.


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