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Jan 9, 2015

04:36:56 GMT--Explosion - North-America - USA



EDIS Number: EX-20150109-46606-USA

Date / time: 09/01/2015 04:28:41 [UTC]

Event: Explosion

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Indiana

Location: Creston [Green Valley Chemical Corporation, Cherry Street Road]

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Minor



Description:



One person was killed this morning (Thursday) following an explosion at Green Valley Chemical in Creston. Creston Fire Chief Todd Jackson said the accident happened outside the plant at approximately 11 a.m. today when a 4-inch pipe exploded. "Apparently, (a piece of piping) struck the victim," Jackson said. Jackson does not know exactly what caused the pipe to burst. Cold weather conditions may have played a role in the explosion. The accident is under investigation. The name of the person killed is not being released yet. Creston News Advertiser will have more details as they become available. Green Valley Chemical is located north of Creston at 1284 Cherry Street Road.




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