Explosion rocks ATI plant; no one injured
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
No one was reported injured Wednesday night in an explosion at the ATI Allegheny Ludlum plant along Route 981 in Derry Township, a company spokesman said.
The explosion was caused by water that came in contact with hot metal at the plant, ATI spokesman Daniel Greenfield said. The explosion damaged a portion of a building at the plant, Greenfield said.
The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety received a report of the explosion shortly after 9 p.m.
Bradenville firefighters were assisted by units from Derry and Latrobe. Bradenville firefighters still were on the scene at 11 p.m.
ATI's website states that its Latrobe facility is a specialty melting operation that has an electric arc furnace for the production of a variety of specialty alloys. The plant's melt shop produces many of Allegheny Ludlum and ATI Allvac's specialty and nickel alloys.
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