Explosion at Millersburg metal refinery injures 4

  • Source: Albany Democrat-Herald Online - Metered Site
  • Published: 10/04/2022 05:35 PM

An explosion at a Millersburg rare metal refinery tied up all four Albany ambulances early Saturday and sent four to area hospitals, two with reportedly critical injuries. Someone called 911 around 5:30 a.m. Oct. 1 to report an explosion near a furnace at ATI Specialty Alloys & Components, still commonly known by its former name Wah Chang. Albany Fire Department crews cut off electricity, gas and water to a building where responders believe workers at the site were attempting to fix a water leak in a furnace. “It sounds like maintenance was happening at the time,” said Sandy Roberts, a deputy fire marshal. Roberts said ATI employees assured firefighters the explosion involved no hazardous chemicals. “They were told it was safe to go in,” Roberts said.


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