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2 in Hospital after Explosion at Wichita Plastics Plant

Associated Press - June 18, 2015 7:30 am

Wichita authorities say two people have been taken to a hospital after an explosion at a Wichita plastics-making plant.

Wichita media outlets report two people were taken to a local hospital for exposure to smoke, and that five others refused treatment for minor injuries.

Emergency crews responded to a report of an explosion at Wescon Plastics just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to KAKE-TV, emergency crews said part of a machine used to make PVC pipes over-pressurized and blew apart.