No one injured in plant explosion

July 28, 2010

Workers escaped injury Tuesday night in an explosion at an east-side Indianapolis chemical-distribution plant. Firefighters were called to the Univar USA building near East 30th Street and Interstate 465 about 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, plant workers told them a 6,000-gallon tank they were filling with caustic soda exploded. The product remained in the tank, but a sprinkler pipe was broken during the explosion. Hazardous materials crews also were called.