Workers released from hospital after explosion at Rio Tinto facility in Quebec

Thursday March 30, 2017
Written by The Canadian Press
Mar. 30, 2017 - Five people that were taken to hospital Thursday morning after an explosion at the Rio Tinto iron and titanium plant in Sorel-Tracy, Que., have been now been released.

Company spokeswoman Claudine Gagnon says the workers were treated for shock at the hospital and discharged.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the explosion, which happened at about 4:30 a.m. ET at the metallurgical complex northeast of Montreal.

In total, about 1,400 people work at the complex. Gagnon said there were 192 people at work at the time of the incident.

She said the company will review what happened and what caused the explosion.

Rio Tinto is a global metals and mining firm with about 50,000 workers in some 35 countries.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017

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