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Web Date: December 10, 2010

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Accident: Fire and explosion kill two at West Virginia chemical plant
Department: Government & Policy, Business

Two workers were killed in a fire and explosion that erupted Dec., 9, at AL Solutions, Inc., a small chemical plant in New Cumberland, W. Va., that processes titanium and zirconium. Two other workers were injured in the accident, one seriously.

A four-person team from the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board is on the scene of the afternoon fire and explosion, which occurred inside the plant, to try to determine . . .

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