Explosions at factories in Illinois or anywhere else can be devastating. It is the type of work\-related accident that can cause injuries or death to many workers in the blink of an eye. When an explosion at a truck factory in another state recently occurred, the consequences could have been much worse had most of the 1,000 employees not been off-site for training purposes. Only six workers were injured, and there were no reports of fatalities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived at the facility to investigate the cause of the blast. Reports by authorities indicate that a strong explosion rocked the factory -- which is part of Oshkosh Corp -- on a recent Wednesday morning. They say six employees suffered injuries, five of which remain hospitalized or under medical care.