Last updated: January 21. 2014 10:55AM - 908 Views

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Two men were killed during an explosion at a plant Monday afternoon.

A furnace exploded at Mid American Steel and Wire shortly before 4 p.m., area television stations reported.

Marshall County Sheriff Ed Kent told news sources the explosion instantly killed two men and injured a third. The injured man was taken to Marshall Memorial Hospital to be treated for burns to the head.

He was last listed in stable condition and is expected to recover. No names have been released but the next of kin have been notified of the two fatalities.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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