Canadian Manufacturing

Blast at Rio Tinto plant in Quebec hurts four

The extent of the injuries are not known, although they are not believed to be life-threatening

March 30, 2017  by The Canadian Press

SOREL-TRACEY, Que.—Four people were taken to hospital Thursday morning after an explosion at the Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium plant in Sorel-Tracy, Que.

The extent of the injuries are not known, although they are not believed to be life-threatening.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the explosion at about 4:30 a.m. ET at the metallurgical complex northeast of Montreal.

The facility was evacuated but it was unclear whether all personnel were required to leave.

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Rio Tinto is one of the world’s leading metals and mining firms with about 50,000 workers in some 35 countries.


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