Blast Reported At Metals Plant Injuring Three

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 8:42 am
By: News On 6

MANCHESTER, Ga. (AP) _ An explosion was reported Thursday at a metals plant in west Georgia, and police said at least three people were injured.

The explosion was reported in Manchester, a little more than 60 miles south of Atlanta, police said. Authorities were trying to evacuate the area in a half-mile radius surrounding the plant, which includes houses and a company that makes medical products.

Manchester Police Lt. Richard Dunn said he didn't know the extent of the injuries.

Ken Rauch, human resources manager at G&S Metal Consultants, the plant's parent company in Wabash, Ind., said that he and other executives were about to get on a plane to get to the plant. He gave no other information.