American Steel

Steel Plant Explosion
11:57 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Hospital: At Least 9 Hurt In Granite City Steel Plant Blast

(National Institutes of Health)

Updated at 4:35 p.m. with response from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Updated at 3:30 p.m. with additional information and clarifications.

A reported explosion at a southwestern Illinois steel plant has injured at least nine people, including two who remain hospitalized.

Fire officials say the blast happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday at American Steel Foundries in Granite City, just northeast of St. Louis.

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