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Memphis chemical plant blast injures 2

Sept. 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

MEMPHIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- An explosion at a Memphis chemical plant early Monday critically injured two employees, officials said.

The blast was reported just after 1 a.m. at Penn A Kem, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported.

The explosion involved furfurylamine and methyl alcohol -- flammable chemicals that are harmful if inhaled and can burn skin.

The injured employees were taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Police had the area cordoned off for about 4 hours.

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