Regional
12:50 pm
Thu February 20, 2003

Explosion Wracks Knox County Plant

Bowling Green, Kentucky – An explosion at a Knox County plant this morning has left two workers unaccounted for and at least 22 others injured. The blast at C.T A Acoustics occurred shortly after 8:00 AM eastern time. A spokesman with the state's Division of Emergency Management says the fire at the plastics factory has released an unknown chemical. Knox, Whitley, and Laurel county firefighters are battling the blaze.

Those injured in the explosion have been transported to hospitals. The factory is 14 miles south of London, just off Interstate 75. It makes insulation products for vehicles and ventilation systems.