3 hurt in chemical explosion at southeastern Arkansas plant
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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Three workers performing maintenance duties at a chemical plant in southeastern Arkansas were injured when a decomposing product exploded.
The Helena Daily World reported the explosion occurred Wednesday morning at United Initiators, which makes peroxide. The plant is located in an industrial park in Helena-West Helena, 3 miles (5
Jon Cummins, the plant's
WREG-TV of Memphis, Tennessee, reported that no fire occurred.
The company stopped production to begin an investigation.
Germany-based United Initiators acquired its Helena-West Helena plant in 2012, according to the company's