Steel plant explosion injures at least 10
Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 09:19 PM EST
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An explosion at a southwestern Illinois steel plant has injured nearly a dozen people.
Fire officials say the blast happened shortly after 8:00 a.m. Thursday at American Steel in Granite City, Illinois, just northeast of St. Louis.
At least 10 workers were hurt, three of them critically.
A local fire chief says it appears that gas somehow ignited, although the cause remains under investigation.