Industrial Safety

20 hurt as explosions, fire rock New York manufacturing facility

By NBC4 New York

Nov 20, 2017

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Multiple explosions rocked a cosmetics manufacturing facility in New York's Orange County Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people and spewing thick plumes of noxious black smoke from the roof and from what appeared to be blasted-out sides of the building, according to authorities and footage posted to social media. 

A cause of the explosion is under investigation. Records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicate the plant was hit with nine violations earlier this year related to exit maintenance and the use of flammable liquids, among other issues. Of those violations, six were classified as "serious."


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