Two Hurt in Fire at Pennsylvania Pipe Manufacturing Plant

April 15, 2010

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say two people were injured, one seriously, in a fire at a pipe manufacturing plant.

The fire erupted after a furnace burst around 8:30 a.m. Monday at Victaulic Co. in Lower Macungie Township, just outside Allentown.

The state police fire marshal’s office said Monday night that one person was in serious condition and another is listed as stable. Officials earlier said a third person was taken to the hospital for observation.

Victaulic spokesman Eric Luftig said 59 people were in the building when it was evacuated.

Victaulic makes mechanical pipe-joining systems. It employs about 140 people at its Lehigh Valley plant.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the fire.

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