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Tornado Tears Roof Off Wis. Manufacturing Plant

Wed, 10/27/2010 - 4:44am

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — It's another day off for production workers at the Case plant in Racine County.

A tornado tore a section of the roof off the plant in Mount Pleasant Tuesday, sending workers scrambling for cover. Two employees suffered minor injuries.

Case spokesman Duane Nelson says the temporary shutdown includes all three plant functions; manufacturing, the North American parts operation and service training.

Nelson says contractors were on the roof Tuesday to assess damage and begin repairs, but the strong wind drove them back to the ground.

The Journal Times says the plant also sustained significant water damage from the sprinkler system.

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