Four more McAlester Ammunition Plant employees have blood abnormalities


Friday, October 22nd 2004, 1:27 pm
By: News On 6


McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- Four more employees at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant have been found to have blood abnormalities.

Plant spokesman Mark Hughes says four work in a different building from other employees who were recently diagnosed with anemia.

Workers who tested positive for anemia in August and September worked in a building with open TNT where 2,000 pound bombs were produced.

Hughes says the four who became ill this week work in a building where TNT is melted out from artillery shells.

Production of the bomb line is closed while a new air scrubbing system is installed.