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Explosion Burns Rolls-Royce Plant Worker

INDIANAPOLIS – Authorities say a furnace explosion burned a worker at a Rolls-Royce factory in Indianapolis.

The furnace that heats metal exploded about 7:30 a.m. Monday inside the factory on the city’s south side. Wayne Township fire Capt. Courtney Rice tells The Indianapolis Star that the worker suffered first- and second-degree burns but was able to walk to an ambulance. Rice said the explosion caused a small fire that was quickly extinguished. The explosion’s cause wasn’t immediately known and no one else was hurt.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com