S. CAROLINA--Two Killed in Plant Explosion

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Two Killed in S.C. Plant Explosion

Story Filed: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 2:59 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A tank exploded outside a paper plant Tuesday, killing two workers.

The 11:30 a.m. explosion at the Bowater Inc. plant also injured two others, said Gary Loflin, a York County Emergency Management spokesman. They were taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, he said.

The four were welding the tank when turpentine fumes ignited, Loflin said. The tank collects liquid from the pulpmaking process.

One of the workers killed was Danny Sherer, 49, of Rock Hill, hospital spokeswoman Carolyn Carpenter said. The identification of the other was withheld pending notification of relatives, authorities said.

About 50 workers were evacuated, according to initial reports.

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