A furnace explosion damaged the roof of a titanium plant in southeastern Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Day, but no one was injured, officials said.
Caernarvon Township Police Department Officer Kyle Tranovich said only a small crew of six people were working at the Timet Morgantown plant due to a holiday before the explosion occurred at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. He said there had been a smaller explosion before and that the workers were “going out the door” when the main blast occurred.
The cause of the explosion is being investigated. TIMET, founded in 1950 as Titanium Metals Corporation of America, touts itself on its website as “the first in titanium around the world”, adding that it melts and refines ingots and slabs and mill products. manufactures.
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The Reading Eagle reported that in March 2015 a boiler explosion at the plant killed one worker and sent at least two others to Reading Hospital.