Work Resumes at IN GM Plant after Fire

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Marion, IN -- Employees have returned to work after a fire and chemical explosion killed a contractor and injured several others.

GM spokeswoman, Stephanie Jentgen said that first shift workers began working again this morning.

The plant evacuated yesterday when a chlorine dioxide tank exploded and killed 48 year old contractor James L. Gibson.

Jentgen went on to say that four other workers were injured in the blast.  They were held at a hospital for observation, but have been released.  An investigation on the cause of the explosion is underway.

The Marion plant employs 1,600 workers.  

No word on fire protection in the plant.