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Explosion rocks chemical plant

August 29, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An explosion at a Bayer plant in Institute shook the area for 10 miles and sent at least one worker to the hospital with third-degree burns.

Kanawha County Manger Brent Pauley says the explosion happened around 10:50 p.m. at the Bayer CropScience plant, in an area that makes pesticides.

Authorities urged residents nearby to stay in their homes as a precaution.

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