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Workers injured in foundry furnace explosion

PHELPS, Wis. (AP) — A furnace explosion at a foundry in northern Wisconsin has injured two workers, including one who was badly burned.

WJFW-TV reports the explosion happened Friday at Phelps Cast, a foundry operated by Berntsen Brass and Aluminum in Phelps.

The station reports a worker was standing in front of a furnace when it exploded. He was airlifted to a hospital. A second worker who came to the man’s aid was also injured.

 

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