Two hurt in blast at ATI titanium sponge plant

Apr 03, 2013 | 03:39 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Allegheny Technologies, ATI, titanium sponge, workers burned, Rowley, Wade Mathews, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Two workers are being treated for second-degree burns following an explosion April 2 at Allegheny Technologies Inc.’s titanium sponge plant in Rowley, Utah.

The two men were performing "preventative maintenance" when a filter caught fire, according to an ATI spokesman at the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Tooele County emergency services received a call at 1:30 p.m., county spokesman Wade Mathews told AMM. He said the first responders to the accident included ATI’s own emergency management team at the plant.....

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