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Power plant explosion injures 6

Published 02/04/2009, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — A silo at a coal-fired power plant in suburban Milwaukee exploded and burned Tuesday, burning two contractors on half their bodies and sending four others to hospitals with second- and third-degree burns. The blast occurred just before 11 a.m. in a dust collector of the We Energies plant in Oak Creek, utility spokesman Barry McNulty said. The dust collector is a silo where coal dust, left over after coal is dumped from rail cars, is stored for eventual burning.

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