A massive explosion at a metal factory in in Bedford, Ohio on Monday has left over a dozen workers injured. Fox 3 Now reported that a “significant blast has taken place” at the metal factory and emergency services requested for several medical helicopters to be deployed. “The incident is believed to have potentially resulted in multiple casualties,” the outlet initially reported, later updating the story to say that “a minimum of 14 individuals” had been hospitalized. Watch the aftermath below:
Large explosion at metals making plant in Bedford, Ohio. Reports of multiple victims pic.twitter.com/B2DJRwiHaZ
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According to Breitbart:
Ambulances were seen at I Schumann & Co., a business that is a brass and bronze alloy manufacturer, according to a report by News 5 Cleveland. It remains unclear what caused the explosion, as well as how many casualties and injuries were suffered as a result.
The explosion at the metal factory in Bedford comes as the state of Ohio is already grappling with the aftermath of a train derailment that occurred two weeks ago in East Palestine, which is about 70 miles southeast of Bedford.
The train derailment in East Palestine resulted in Ohio authorities conducting a controlled detonation to try to get rid of the toxic chemicals, which resulted in a dark plume of smoke in the sky, captured in photographs that were later circulated across social media.
This is a developing story.