Eight Employees Injured In Explosion At Ohio Coatings Plant

Eight people were hurt and one person is unaccounted for after an explosion and second-alarm fire at an Ohio paint plant early Thursday.

About 40 employees were working just after midnight when the blast occurred in one of five buildings on Yenkin-Majestic Paint’s campus in Columbus, officials said.

While most of the employees came out of the building as firefighters arrived on the scene, authorities learned two were trapped, according to Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin.

They were eventually rescued and taken to Ohio State University Hospital with critical injuries, he said. Six others were stable.

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