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UPDATE: All Employees Accounted for, 4 Hospitalized in McNeilus Truck Manufacturing Explosion

January 11, 2017 03:00 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose says four people have been hospitalized after an explosion at the McNeilus Truck Manufacturing in Dodge Center Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Rose says two people are being treated at Saint Marys and two others have been flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.  He also says all the employees have been accounted for and families have been notified.

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Sheriff Rose also confirms that there was an explosion in a booth in the final paint building and that the doors on either end of the facility were damaged.

Stay tuned to ABC 6 News as we follow the updates.

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MN State Patrol has confirmed with ABC 6 News that 2 people have been airlifted by Mayo One helicopter and 3 people have been transported by ambulance from the McNeilus Truck Manufacturing explosion.

A command center is being setup at the site.

So far State Patrol says they do not know of any fatalities at this time.

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Emergency crews are on scene at McNeilus Truck Manufacturing in Dodge Center, MN.

According to a source, there was an explosion at the facility this morning.  People in the area tell us roads are completely blocked off in the area and Mayo One has arrived.

ABC 6 News reporter Karsen Forsman reports seeing people rushed out of the area and someone being carried out on a stretcher.

This is a breaking news story.  ABC 6 News has reporters on scene and will be providing updates on air and online as they come in.


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