Floor Chemical Leads to Blast at OK Plant

Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ 12:12 PM gHale

An explosion started by a cleaning crew using a floor buffer that sparked and caught the cleaning chemicals on fire destroyed a Cleveland, OK, aircraft part manufacturer’s plant, officials said.

Two people suffered injuries in the blaze Tuesday afternoon at ICES Corporation.

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The building is expected to be a total loss, police said. The fire was finally out Wednesday at 4 a.m. and officials said the cause is likely the result of a floor buffer sparking and burning the chemical used to clean the floor.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.

ICES manufactures custom aircraft parts, according to the company’s website.

Two employees suffered injuries in the blaze, but the severity of their injuries is not yet known.



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