U.S. Magnesium explosion critically injures two
Feb 24, 2014 | 02:28 PM
| Michael Cowden
CHICAGO Two workers were severely burned in a blast at U.S. Magnesium LLCs Rowley plant in Utah.
The "minor explosion" occurred Feb. 21 as workers were bringing equipment back online after normal maintenance, U.S. Magnesium vice president of sales Cameron Tissington told AMM Feb. 24.
The explosion, a rapid release of steam, happened in one of U.S. Magnesiums molten salt cells, Tissington said. Also known as "holding cells," they are large, brick-lined steel vessels that collect molten magnesium chloride for the companys electrolysis process, he said.....
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