A chemical explosion at a General Motors plant in Indiana killed one and injured five others Tuesday, according to reports.
James L. Gibson, 48, was declared dead at Marion General Hospital. General Motors, as well as local fire officials, said the cause of the explosion was chlorine dioxide. The disaster is reportedly still under investigation. The five other individuals involved were not seriously injured.
The Marion Metal Center dates back to November 1956, when it opened as Fisher Body. Today GM says the plant employs over 1,400 people who “provide blanks, stampings and sheet metal assembly for cars, vans, trucks and SUVs to GM assembly plants throughout North America.”