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Crime 7 injured after reported explosion at paint plant in Ohio

11:30  08 april  2021
11:30  08 april  2021 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Eight hurt, one missing after explosion, fire at Ohio paint plant

  Eight hurt, one missing after explosion, fire at Ohio paint plant There were about 40 employees and a lot of chemicals in the building at the time of the incident, officials said.About 40 employees were working just after midnight when the blast occurred in one of five buildings on Yenkin-Majestic Paint's campus in Columbus, officials said.

At least seven injuries were reported , according to the Columbus Division of Fire. The fire was reported at Yenkin Majestic Paint , part of the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp. The company was described as a family-owned and -operated coatings manufacturer. Local residents posting on Twitter said they felt the blast in the homes. The scene early Thursday at the Yenkin Majestic Paint plant in Columbus, Ohio .

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At least seven people are injured, two critically, following an explosion at a paint manufacturing plant overnight Thursday in Columbus, Ohio.

At 12:05 a.m., authorities got a call of an explosion at 1920 Leonard Ave, according to Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin.

As firefighters pulled up to the second alarm fire at Majestic Paints, they were met by employees exiting the building. Five people were wounded and taken to local hospitals, Martin said. They are in stable condition

fireworks in the night sky © Halldor Kolbeins/AFP via Getty Images

"Two other employees were trapped inside the building and had to be rescued. They are in critical condition at OSU Main," Martin said.

As of 1:41 a.m. local time, authorities said crews were still working to put out the fire and still searching for other employees that may be inside the building.

"Our hazmat teams are here to assist in case we have any contamination issue," Martin said.

ABC News' Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.

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