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Bayer CropScience Plant Explosion Kills One

August 29, 2008 | Kerri Walsh

An explosion occurred at a Bayer CropScience plant at Institute, WV last night, killing one Bayer employee, Bayer says. Another employee has been transported from a local hospital to a regional burn center in Pittsburgh. Bayer says it currently does not have a cause for the accident, “and cannot speculate as to what happened.” Bayer says a chemical release occurred at the Institute site, which developed into a fire several minutes later. The explosion happened at abut 10:25 pm local time, and the fire was extinguished at about 2:00 am. “Monitoring of the...

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