Explosion at Kansas Plant Injures 1 Person, Forces Facility to Close

By: AP
By: AP

BUSHTON, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities in central Kansas area investigating a natural-gas plant explosion that injured one person.

A spokeswoman for Oneok, the natural gas distributor that operates the plant in Bushton in central Kansas, says the blast occurred about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim was taken to a Wichita hospital and treated for injuries that weren't life-threatening.

The plant processes natural gas.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blast. The spokeswoman said the fire from the explosion was small and occurred outdoors.

The plant was shut down. It's not clear how long it will be closed.

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