March 7, 2019

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Worker Hurt in Machine Explosion at Pennsylvania Plant
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Several explosions were reported at the Advanced Heat Treating Inc. facility in St. Marys, PA on Monday evening that left a worker with minor injuries, several local news organizations reported. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the Trout Run Road plant at about 11 p.m. and remained on scene until early Tuesday morning.

“We found out they had a draw furnace that an individual was operating and for some reason the draw furnace exploded and it caused a secondary explosion,” Crystal Fire Department Chief Bill Kraus told CBS News affiliate WTAJ.

The fire official said that the worker was hit by a door after the blast occurred, according to the television news station’s report. 

After receiving burns to their face, the worker was transported to an area hospital for treatment, coverage by the DuBois Courier Express said.  

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