Explosion in St. Marys

An explosion inside Mersen USA on Trout Run Road in St. Marys Thursday killed one person and injured two, one had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital. This is the second death at Mersen in less than two years. (Photo by JoAnn Seltzer)

ST. MARYS – An explosion at Mersen USA in St. Marys killed one man, seriously injured a second and left one with less severe injuries.

Four trucks from the St. Marys Crystal Fire Department, the St. Marys Police Department and the St. Marys Ambulance responded to Mersen at about 9 a.m. Thursday for a report of an explosion.

St. Marys Crystal Fire Department Spokesman Tom Bauer said a piece of equipment exploded inside the plant. It left one person dead at the plant and a helicopter was called in to transport a second person for injuries. A third person was taken by private vehicle to the hospital.

The damage was contained to the piece of equipment.

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Personnel from the plant also assisted the emergency services.

This is the second fatality at Mersen USA in St. Marys in less than two years.

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