Explosion At Marion GM Plant, 1 Dead and 5 Injured (PHOTOS)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Credit: Dan Gadberry

Explosion At Marion GM Plant, 1 Dead and 5 Injured (PHOTOS)


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July 1, 2014 Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM EDT

MARION Ind. (21Alive) -- It is being reported that an explosion happened inside the chemical room at the Marion GM Plant and that two people are injured.

21Alive has spoken to those at the scene and they have told us that there isn't any visible damage to the outside of the building but that a significant explosion happened inside the plant.

GM has confirmed 1 death in the explosion in a statement released. Authorities are reporting at least 5 people have been taken to the hospital.

The plant employs over 1,500 people.

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