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Illinois 3 was shut down for a short period of time for emergency personnel to have access to the facility.
EAST ALTON — Two employees were injured in an explosion at the Olin Brass plant on Illinois 3 Tuesday just after noon, according to reports from Olin and the East Alton Police Department.
The blast took place on the casting floor. One employee was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and has been treated and released, while a second was transported to an unknown hospital by ARCH Air Medical Service with undisclosed injuries.
Illinois 3 briefly was shut down for emergency personnel to have access to the facility. All plant operations continued with the exception of the affected area.