Three injured in explosion at TimkenSteel plant in Stark County

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 7:12 AM EDT
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CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - Three were hurt during an overnight incident at the TimkenSteel Faircrest plant in Stark County.

The Perry Township Fire Department said there were reports of an explosion and a fire at the plant at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“The fire was initially started because of an explosion with their furnace blowing debris and fire out of the windows of the building causing boxes to begin to burn,” said Perry Township Fire Chief Larry Sedlock.

It took several fire departments to get everything under control.

Crews were on scene until about 2 a.m., Sedlock told 19 News that three people were injured and taken to area hospitals.

TimkenSteel released this statement on Wednesday:

“The company received a report at approximately 10:30 PM EDT on July 26, 2022, of an incident at TimkenSteel’s Faircrest plant in Canton, Ohio. TimkenSteel employees immediately responded and contacted emergency services and three employees were transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.

The safety and wellbeing of our employees is a top priority, and we are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident.”

- TimkenSteel

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