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Investigators rule Juarez candy factory explosion as accidental

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 12:54am

Chihuahua State Police ruled the explosion at the Blue Berry candy factory on October 24th as accidental.

Investigators determined the explosion happened in an area of the factory called Vortex Module Eight. Investigators said starch, corn and oxygen came into contact with each other, then ignited and caused the explosion.

Since the explosion has been ruled accidental, there will be no further criminal investigation.

Eight workers were killed and 21 others were injured in the explosion.


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