Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1

One employee is dead and three others are hurt after an explosion Tuesday in a mixing building at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence

The ammunition will be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.

One person has died and four were injured Tuesday after an explosion at an Army ammunition plant in Missouri, officials said. The Army did not say how long Bass worked at the plant or in what capacity. The injured workers were evaluated on scene and refused further treatment.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has secured the scene and is investigating.

The plant manufactures small-caliber ammunition and operates the North Atlantic Treaty Organization test center.

The 77-year-old plant sits on almost 4,000 acres.

The explosion happened about 1 p.m.in a primer manufacturing building.

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The plant has a government staff of 29 Army civilians and one soldier to provide contract oversight.

One of the plant's employees, who was not identified, died in the blast.

The plant sits on 3,935 acres in Independence, CBS affiliate KCTV reports.

The plant will be closed for the rest of today at the very least. Workplace safety experts with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration also will be looking into the blast. Workers will be told Wednesday when they should return to work. "I will continue to monitor the situation as we learn more details", U.S. Representative Sam Graves said.

In March 2011, an explosion injured six people in a building area. It paid $5,600. OSHA had cited it for "serious" issues with process safety management of hazardous chemicals.

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