Five people injured in explosion at Delaware, Ohio iron foundry


DELAWARE, OH (WCMH) — Firefighters in Delaware responded to the report of an explosion at Liberty Castings, Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to 550 Liberty Road Tuesday after receiving calls about an explosion at the iron foundry.

Officials say the fire at Liberty Casting Company in Delaware was already extinguished when crews responded to the scene around 10pm Tuesday.

City of Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue says four people were taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and another person was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital. Donahue says the workers suffered burns but their conditions weren’t known.

According to the company’s website, they specialize in “gray, ductile and high alloy iron casting.”

No further details were immediately available. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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