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VOL. 129 | NO. 38 | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Experts to Begin Investigating Plant Explosion

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TOONE, Tenn. (AP) – A response team is expected to begin investigating an explosion at a manufacturing plant in western Tennessee that injured an employee.

Media report a team of chemists, engineers and bomb technicians assembled by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms was expected to begin its probe on Monday morning.

ATF Special Agent Jeff Fulton told The Jackson Sun that he expects the cause of Saturday's blast at Kilgore Flares plant in Toone to be found within a couple of days. Kilgore makes air and naval decoy flares for the military.

Authorities say the blast Saturday morning injured employee Michael Chism, who suffered severe burns and remained hospitalized Sunday night at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Hospital officials declined to release Chism's condition on Monday, citing a request from family.

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