Plant workers suffer chemical burns in Tooele County


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TOOELE COUNTY -- Chemicals burned two people at a magnesium producing plant in Tooele County on Sunday.

The victims were cleaning up chemicals at the Allegheny Technologies Industries plant at 12633 N. Rowley Road. According to Tooele County sheriff's officials, both received second-degree burns just before 8 p.m.

Deputies and North Tooele fire crews were dispatched to the scene and a helicopter was called to fly the victims to University Hospital's burn unit for treatment.

Their condition was not released and investigators are still trying to determine what caused the exposure.

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