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Explosion hits GA metal plant

Residents within a half mile of a Manchester plant evacuated following explosion and fire.

MANCHESTER, GA | November 29, 2007

At least seven people were injured Thursday morning after an explosion and fire at an aluminum recycling plant in west Georgia.

Following the explosion, residents within a half mile of the plant were asked to leave their homes. The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

The G&S Metals facility opened earlier this year and was expected to create 55 new jobs in Manchester. G&S, an Indiana-based company, provides metallurgical services to the casting industry. Materials it creates are used in automotive wheels, ABS brake parts and other applications.

Counselors were sent to nearby schools to meet students of family members who were injured.

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