Explosion at Fulton Plant

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Emergency officials say an explosion at a Mississippi copper plant has killed one person and injured several others.

The Itawamba County Emergency Management Agency confirmed to The Associated Press the Wednesday afternoon blast at Mueller Industries Inc. in Fulton.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeff Rent says local officials confirmed the death and injuries.

An official with Mueller Industries says the company is still assessing the blast damage. The fire is out. Officials say a haz-mat team decontaminated people who had chemicals on them.

Memphis, Tenn.-based Mueller Industries manufacturers copper tube and fittings and other products. The company has plants in several states, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain.

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