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One Worker Dies, Eight Injured After Blast at GM Plant

General Motors Co., the largest U.S. automaker, said one person died and eight people were taken to the hospital after a chemical explosion at a factory near Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Emergency officials received a call at about 1:50 p.m. local time today about a blast at GM’s metal-stamping facility in Marion, said Cliff Sessoms, the city’s deputy police chief, in a telephone interview. He confirmed the fatality and said eight people were injured.