Explosion at Missouri Fireworks Plant Deemed Accidental
Investigation into a recent explosion at a Dittmer, Missouri fireworks plant ended with investigators concluding the explosion was an accident, according to a news report from KSDK.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) finished its investigation into the plant’s practices last week, following an accident and explosion at the plant that left three workers injured. While two of the injured employees have since been released from the hospital and are expected to make good recoveries, the third worker is still hospitalized, facing a long road to recovery after serious burns.
The ATF’s report did not give many details. It stated that the ATF currently believes the explosion was “accidental” and that it took place during the plant’s normal everyday business, which is manufacturing fireworks. The report did not give details about exactly how the explosion occurred, nor did it state whether or not officials believed that the plant had violated any state or federal occupational safety and health laws, which might have led to the explosion.
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