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2 injured after explosion at Timet facility in Henderson

Explosion at Timet facility in Henderson
Posted at 9:21 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 21:20:50-05

Henderson Fire Department is confirming an explosion occurred around 8:15 a.m. at the Timet facility on 181 North Water Street, near East Lake Mead Parkway.

The explosion happened during the magnesium molding process and was contained in the facility.

Two minor injuries were reported at the scene today but no hazardous materials were released due to the incident.

A nearby resident said the explosion was loud and shook her house. 

This isn't the first time magnesium caused an explosion at the plant. In 1998, 1,000 pounds of magnesium triggered an explosion and fire at the Timet plant that sent caused flames and sparks to shoot into the air.

The fire lasted three hours on that day in 1998, but thankfully a fire wasn't sparked by today's incident.

On May 4, 1988, a series of explosions rattled a separate plant, known as PEPCON, and the surrounding area. The blasts killed two employees and injured more than 300 others. NASA released a report on the explosion. Video from the 1988 incident is below.