Huge Explosion Destroys Ohio Manufacturing Plant

Multiple fire crews in Ohio have been battling a large blaze after a huge explosion destroyed a Cleveland-area manufacturing plant.

According to Fox 8, witnesses said an explosion occurred at the I Schumann & Co. metal and paint plant in Bedford just after 2 pm on Monday.

The factory produces copper alloys.

Authorities have confirmed that the explosion killed one person and injured several more people.

13 people were injured and taken to a nearby hospital, the Oakwood Village Fire Department said.

At least one person is in critical condition, the news report said.

Fire Capt. Brian DiRocco said he saw some burn victims at the scene and that at least one person had to be pulled from the rubble before being taken to the hospital.

A large plume of smoke coming from the building could be seen in the air.

The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

Videos posted to social media purportedly show damaged vehicles struck by debris from the fire.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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