Explosion at Glendale Heights sheet metal plant

Two people were hurt in an apparent explosion at a Glendale Heights sheet metal plant.
April 1, 2013 2:47:52 PM PDT
Two people were hurt in an apparent explosion at a Glendale Heights sheet metal plant.

It happened around noon at the Northstar Metal Products facility in the 500-block of Mitchell.

Smoke was seen coming from inside the building, but no exterior damage was immediately apparent.

An employee says it appeared aluminum dust in the company's grinding room may have ignited to trigger the explosion, but the exact cause is still under investigation.


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