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10 Injured in Explosion at Granite City Plant
An explosion at a steel plant in southwestern Illinois has left 10 workers injured. Fire officials said the blast happened just after 8 a.m. at American Steel in Granite City, just north of St. Louis. A spokesperson for the hospital said seven of the workers inhaled smoke and are in stable condition. Three others are in critical condition.
Authorities said it appears some gas ignited, causing the explosion.
Federal workplace safety officials are investigating.