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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:35 AM

Explosion at Idaho Waste Site Injures 3, Leaves 1 Missing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho heavily damaged a building, injured three workers and left one man missing, officials said.

The company US Ecology said 15 employees were working at the time of the explosion, which occurred in a building at the facility about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Boise.

"Most of the skin has been blown out, and much of the metal has been bent," Simon Bell, the company's vice president of operations and chief operating officer, said of the building. "It would have been a large explosion based on the damage to the building."

There's no threat to the public, and emergency crews, including a hazardous materials team, were at the site, Owyhee County spokeswoman Angela Barkell said. The facility is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of the small town of Grand View, and about a mile from a highway.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/idaho/articles/2018-11-17/3-injured-1-missing-after-explosion-at-idaho-waste-site

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