Explosion reported at Special Metals in Kentucky

Published 3:43 pm Monday, September 28, 2009

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. — Emergency crews are on the scene at the Special Metals Corporation plant near Burnaugh, Ky, in Boyd County, responding to a reported explosion.

The explosion was reported around 3 p.m. Monday.

At this time no information is available as to the cause of the blast or if there were any injuries.

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The Huntington plant is the principal production site in the USA, supported by other facilities at Burnaugh, Kentucky and Elkhart, Indiana.

According to its Web site, “Special Metals offers the largest range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. We produce nickel alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe, sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution network including most of the industrialized countries of the world.”