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Explosion rocks ATI plant; no one injured

Guy Wathen | Tribune-Review
Emergency crews respond to a report of an explosion at the ATI Allegheny Ludlum plant in Derry Township on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

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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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