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2 employees injured after explosion at Berks County metal plant

SOUTH HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) -- Fire crews responded to an explosion at a metal plant in Berks County Wednesday afternoon. South Heidelberg Township Police Department Chief Leon Grim tells Eyewitness News two employees at the Reading Alloys Plant were mixing chemicals when they ignited and created an explosion just after 2 p.m.

One worker suffered an injury to the elbow and both employees suffered smoke inhalation.

Pennsylvania State Police, the South Heidelberg Township Police Department, and the West Berks Fire Department are investigating.

No further information is available at this time.

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