American Steel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hospital: At Least 9 Hurt In Granite City Steel Plant Blast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hospital-least-9-hurt-granite-city-steel-plant-blast <p><em>Updated at 4:35 p.m. with response from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated at 3:30 p.m. with additional information and clarifications.</em></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A reported explosion at a southwestern Illinois steel plant has injured at least nine people, including two who remain hospitalized.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fire</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officials say the blast happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday at American Steel Foundries in Granite City, just northeast of St. Louis.</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:57:06 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 9977 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hospital: At Least 9 Hurt In Granite City Steel Plant Blast