West Virginia Industrial Plant Explosion Kills 2, Injures 1

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) – An explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant has killed two people and injured a third.

Officials say the explosion was reported Wednesday at Midland Resource Recovery, a company based in Ontario, Canada, that odorizes natural gas. Exact details of what happened weren’t available.

Barbour County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Brett Carpenter said the names of those who died wouldn’t be released until family members were notified. The injured person was taken to a hospital.

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Local media reported that several agencies were investigating, including the state Fire Marshal’s office, the Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

OSHA spokeswoman Leni Uddyback-Fortson said the agency had no record of inspecting the facility in the past five years.

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