Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

BREAKING NEWS / Jerry Mosemak, USA TODAY

A General Motors contractor was killed and five other workers were injured Tuesday in a chemical explosion at a metal-stamping plant in Marion, Ind., officials said.

The Grant County Coroner identified the man as James L. Gibson, 48, who was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital. The five others suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

"This is heartbreaking for our community," Mayor Wayne Seybold said.

GM and fire officials said the explosion at the Marion Metal Center, about 60 miles north of Indianapolis, was caused by chlorine dioxide. The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters hosed down two employees before they were taken to the hospital, the Marion Chronicle-Tribune reported. Another worker was washed in a shower.

Word of the explosion prompted tweets from the area.

The facility provides blanks, stampings and sheet-metal assembly for cars, vans, trucks and SUVs to GM assembly plants throughout North America, according to the company's website.

Opened in 1956 as Fisher Body, the plant today employs 1,600 workers.

Contributing: Associated Press



Copyright 2014USAToday

Read the original story: 1 dead in chemical blast at Indiana GM plant

More In

test

Real Deals

Flip, shop and save on specials from your favorite retailers in central Ohio.

GET DEALS | COUPONS

Things To Do

SUN
26
MON
27
TUE
28
WED
29
THU
30
FRI
31
SAT
1

CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds from across Central Ohio
Lancaster
Chillicothe
Newark
Marion
Bucyrus
Mansfield
Zanesville
Coshocton

Weeklies & Shoppers

10TV Headlines

Dispatch Headlines

METROMIX