Large explosion at Camp Minden

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:47am

An explosion this morning at the Goex, black power manufacturing plant at Camp Minden in Webster Parish injured one person and could be heard as far as Benton, in Bossier Parish.

Public safety personnel from the Louisiana State Police and Louisiana National Guard told KMSS that the explosion happened about 6:30 a.m.

Five workers were in the building when the incident occurred, but only 1 suffered minor injuries. On a normal shift, about 25 people work at the Goex plant. Other employees were able to evacuate the Corning building in time.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Officials say by mid-morning, crews had the situation under control.

The Louisiana State Police and teams of accident investigators, FBI, ATF are on the scene.

This is the second explosion at Camp Minden since March 21.

More details tonight on Fox News Ark-La-Tex.


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