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Nine Injured in Explosion at Rolls-Royce

Steve Wagner

Eight people were hospitalized after a nitric acid explosion occurred at the Rolls-Royce facility on S. Tibbs Avenue last Friday. The cause of the incident is still under investigation, but over the weekend the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency were notified and are reviewing the situation.

There were a total of nine people injured in the explosion, eight were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, one was transported to the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Health center, and one was treated by medical personnel at the scene. All those who were injured have since been released and are expected to make a full recovery.

Rolls-Royce had to shut down their facility for the second and third shift of the day, and the building was completely evacuated. We hope to keep you updated once information is released about the cause of the explosion.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a work accident, give the work comp lawyers at Wagner Reese a call today to find out how we can assist you with your compensation lawsuit. It is our job to get you the money you deserve to assist with the expenses you have incurred as the result of your injury. Call us today at (888) 204-8440.

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