July 1, 2014 6:41 pm -

One person was killed and multiple others were taken to the hospital following a chemical spill and explosion at the GM metal stamping plant in Marion, Indiana, on Tuesday afternoon. According to security officials at the facility, employees were ordered to evacuate around 2:00 p.m. The tanks, which contain chlorine, dioxide exploded in the northeast corner of the building.

Image: Fox59

Image: Fox59

WGHP reports:

The explosion killed 48-year-old James Gibson and sent five others to the Marion Hospital emergency room with non-life threatening injuries. Three others refused treatment on the scene.

Witnesses told FOX59 they heard an explosion and saw smoke coming from the building.

The plant employs more than 1,600 people in multiple shifts. It opened in 1956, according to GM.

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  1. notayot July 1st, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Don’t worry….GM is insured.

  2. Carla Akins July 1st, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    GM’s chickens are coming home to roost. My condolences to the family.

  3. uzza July 1st, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Explosion and Poison Gas Attack
    One killed, several others wounded. The first such attack this month on American soil, this strike was carried out by GM, a large multinational corporation with ties to numerous Middle Eastern countries where Al Quida is active, including Pakistan, Egypt, and Uzbekistan. The secretive group has a proven record of diverting financial assets from the United States to undisclosed foreign locations. Their stated goal has been to shut down all other American Automakers, while their products have lead to the deaths of many U.S. citizens, and continue to claim American lives.

  4. Obewon July 1st, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    All clear. Everybody come on in for the 10 PM & 11 PM shifts and get back to work! A de-chlorinated water memorial will be held near the candy machines for KIA 48-year-old James Gibson.

  5. Margie Bateman Osgood July 1st, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Condolences to the Gibson family and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured

  6. Foundryman July 1st, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    After working at a GM foundry for about forty years, I know how hard these guys work, how much dedication they have to the company and their families. I also know no one deserves to die on the job whatever they do or whoever they do it for. If there was a safety violation that led to this man’s death, GM will be held accountable. James Gibson deserves respect and his family deserves condolences.
    It should be mentioned, if not for the UAW aggressively negotiating health and safety issues over the years with the big 3, these kinds of accidents would be much more common.
    The right likes to demonize those “greedy unions”. Those unions are in business to help equalize and protect the workers from the true greed of the companies. The right seems to be in business to tear it all down and not care about the human costs. After all, it’s just a worthless workers life that’s costing them money.