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2 Missing Workers Found In PA Oil Fire, 1 Injured

Thu, 09/03/2009 - 8:49am

CREIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — Emergency dispatchers say two workers who were unaccounted for after oil spilled and caught fire at a plant near Pittsburgh have been found, but one has been injured.

Allegheny County dispatchers say the fire at Pitt Penn Oil Co. in East Deer Township was reported about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

A recording says the company's listed telephone is disconnected. The company supplies antifreeze, motor oil and other fluids for automotive and other uses.

Dispatchers say the fire began when some oil spilled, though it's not clear what caused the spill. The fire then spread to the walls of the plant.

The plant is located along the Allegheny River about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The injured worker has been taken to the nearby Alle-Kiski Medical Center.

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