Monday, March 14, 2011

Four injured in explosion at Bostik plant

Bostik is a well-known manufacturer of adhesives and sealants for industrial markets

An explosion and four-alarm blaze ripped through the Bostik manufacturing plant in Middleton, Mass. Sunday, rocking homes for several miles and sending four workers to the hospital. Bostik is an adhesives and sealant manufacturer and sells its products into construction, industrial and a number of other markets.

None of the four employees were believed to be seriously injured. State environmental said they were concerned about chemical contamination to the nearby Ipswich River.

Firefighters from across the area, along with State Police and emergency management officials, responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. to reports of an explosion at or near 211 Boston St.

Two Bostik buildings were reportedly heavily damaged.

The cause of the explosion at the Middleton facility was not immediately apparent, authorities said.

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