Officials Worried About Handling of Thiokol Fire

Officials Worried About Handling of Thiokol Fire

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PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) -- Local health officials weren't notified for nearly six hours after a deadly chemical explosion at the A-T-K Thiokol research building last month.

That's according to a copyright story in The Herald Journal on Thursday.

Bear River Health Department officials also were denied access for two days to the facility after the explosion, which killed one employee and injured another.

This week, county health officials expressed their concerns to A-T-K Thiokol officials about how the company handled the aftermath of the explosion.

As a result of the meeting, the company's spokeswoman Melodie de Guibert promised they would handle things differently if the future.

De Guibert said an investigation into the explosion is still underway. A report isn't expected until at least late March.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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