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Fatal chemical explosion in Indiana GM plant

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A worker at a General Motors (GM) metal-stamping plant in Indiana was killed in the workplace due to an explosion incident, USA Today stated on July 1.

Reports said GM contractor James Gibson, 48, was pronounced dead after he was taken to a hospital in Marion. The explosion that occurred at at the GM facility also injured five workers; fortunately, their injuries were non-life threatening. Responding fire fighters reportedly sprayed water on some of the injured contractors before they were brought to the hospital, in a precaution to protect the injured and others from dangerous chemicals. Though it was concluded that chlorine dioxide caused the blast, authorities are investigating the details surrounding the occurrence.

The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® extends our sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of James Gibson during this difficult time. We hope for a quick and complete recovery of the other injured workers.