- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEWPORT, Wash. (AP) - An aerospace production plant in Newport that closed after an explosion last month has now reopened.

The explosion on July 14 sent five employees of Zodiac Aerospace to the hospital.

The Spokesman-Review reports that employees returned to work the week of Aug. 3, except for a few who were still recovering from injuries.

Newport City Administrator Ray King says the 104 plant employees were paid throughout the closure.

Zodiac Aerospace hasn’t released an official cause of the explosion. The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries also is investigating the accident.

The Newport plant produces plastics and other composite material used in the production of airplane cabin interiors.

Zodiac Aerospace is a key supplier to Boeing and Airbus.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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