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Explosion damages GE plant in Ohio, no injuries

November 22, 2011

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CINCINNATI—GE Aviation says an explosion damaged a building at its plant in a Cincinnati suburb and caused a fire that was put out fairly quickly. There were no injuries.

GE Aviation spokesman Rick Kennedy says no one was in the building when the explosion occurred about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Kennedy says the building contains air compressors used in testing components for engines.

GE produces and designs jet engines at the plant in the Cincinnati suburb of Evendale.

Fire officials say some of the building's exterior walls were blown out by the explosion.

Kennedy says the building is in the back of the plant and is far removed from the facility's high-population areas.