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Schaeffler Factory Explosion Injured 23

Seven required hospital treatment

An explosion Monday morning at a Schaeffler factory in the Bavarian town of Eltmann, Germany has reportedly resulted in 23 injuries.

Roller bearings maker Schaeffler said an explosion at a salt filtration device in its Eltmann plant injured 23 people, seven of which were brought into hospitals for medical treatment. The other injuries were minor, with those people immediately discharged after outpatient care.

"We are currently investigating the root cause of the accident and are analyzing the situation," Schaeffler posted on its Facebook page. "Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG Eltmann fully supports the emergency personnel and the following investigation process."

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Paul Edwards