Explosion at Ford plant sends workers to hospital

Ford Motor Company’s Research and Innovation Center in Detroit was rocked by a chemical incident early Thursday afternoon that sent a number of workers to the hospital. We’re hearing conflicting reports of exactly what went down and how many workers were injured, but that number appears to be between 3 and 5.

Early reports had an explosion at the facility, while other stories now say that a worker dropped a glass container full of ethanol, causing chemical burns to several employees.

The building was evacuated after the incident, but the facility has since been declared safe, and injuries to the workers have been declared non-life threatening.

[Sources: The Detroit News; ClickOnDetroit.com]

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