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Plant explosion injures workers

GUNTOWN — Authorities say a plant explosion in Lee County has injured three workers.

Lee County Chief Deputy Sheriff John Hall says the explosion happened about 2:26 p.m. Jan. 19 as workers were cleaning a machine at Columbian Rope Co. in Guntown.

Hall says one person was airlifted from the scene to the North Mississippi Medical Center, and another had extensive injuries. Hall said the third worker suffered a ruptured ear drum.

Hall said a preliminary investigation shows the explosion was an accident.

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