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Italy, Explosion at a chemical plant in Milan

Type of event:
Chemical spill or incident





July 5, 2024

What happened

An explosion at a chemical company in Castano Primo, near Milan, likely triggered by a short circuit, resulted in a machine blast. Four employees sustained minor injuries. Initial reports suggest the blast happened while operating equipment that processes thermosetting resin for fabric treatment. Firefighters quickly controlled the blaze, and the vicinity was made safe. Assessments of air quality have confirmed that there is no health threat to the local population.

Where it happened

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