NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Two workers at a New Cumberland, W.Va., industrial plant were killed, and two men were injured Thursday, after an explosion and fire at the plant, police said.
New Cumberland Police Chief Lester Skinner said Jeffery Scott Fish, 39, and his brother, James E. Fish, 38, were killed in the explosion at the AL Solutions Inc. plant, The (East Liverpool, Ohio) Review reported.
Skinner told reporters police responding to a report of an explosion at 1:23 p.m. EST Thursday found two victims outside the building and "two others still inside the building."
A witness said one of the injured men -- Steven Swain, 27 -- had been thrown from the building by the explosion and was on fire until co-workers and others used blankets to smother the flames, the newspaper reported. Swain was in surgery late Thursday, officials said.
The other injured man was identified as Dave Williams, who worked for an outside contractor. The Review said Williams was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The newspaper said the fire was the fourth during the past five years at the plant, which reprocesses scrap metals. One worker was killed in a fire at the plant in 2006, the report said.