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Blast Kills Two at Kentucky Chemical Plant

11:50 AM MDT | March 29, 2011

An explosion Monday at Carbide Industries' (Louisville, KY) Louisville facility killed two workers. The blasts originated in a furnace where calcium carbide is refined, and a resulting blaze spread throughout the building, reports say. Carbide Industries says it is the largest producer of calcium carbide in the U.S. with manufacturing operations at Calvert City, KY and...

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