An industrial accident with the potential of multiple injuries was reported at Advanced Cast off Route 102.

Emergency radio traffic indicated that a “transfer ladle” had exploded, causing the potential injuries and starting a fire at about 3:08 p.m. today.

Watch this web site and see tomorrow’s paper for more information.

3:24 UPDATE: Fire out, molten steel on floor, two potentially serious injuries.

3:30 UPDATE: Fire back on, numerous fire companies called from across the county, emergency medical helicopter being readied

3:34 UPDATE: Vernon Township Police Chief Randy Detzel reports at least two injuries, one is possibly serious. Two ambulances have left the scene.

3:45 UPDATE: According to an employee at the scene, the ladle is used to move molten iron to a machine that fills castings. When it is in the ladel, the iron is at about 2,700 degrees F.

4:05 UPDATE: Firefighters working on fire in roof above spot where ladle exploded.

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