New Hampshire Plant Explosion At Ball Bearings Factory

A New Hampshire plant explosion resulted in several injuries in a southwestern town on Feb. 10. Peterborough Assistant Town Administrator Nicole MacStay says there are reports of eight to 10 people injured.

The New Hampshire plant explosion happened at Ball Bearings Inc. on Monday afternoon. MacStay told the Associated Press that emergency crews from multiple communities have been called and a decontamination site has been set up.

The company manufactures high-tech parts for the aerospace industry.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan says the state emergency operations center is opening, WMUR reports.

The town of Peterborough issued this emergency alert on how to avoid the New Hampshire plant explosion via its website: “Please avoid travel on Route 202 in Peterborough. There has been a major incident at NH Ball Bearing and emergency services are working the scene.”

Local hospitals have been asked to prepare for patients who may have been exposed to hazardous materials. Keene Fire Department’s hazardous-materials team is responding to the scene.

Last month, a plant explosion at a animal feed processing factory in Omaha, Neb. injured 9 people. Heavy smoke could be seen from the plant, which makes supplements for animals, early morning. Several workers were trapped after a partial building collapsed.

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