One dead in Mersen explosion

Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager, said in a statement to WJAC that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.A receptionist at the plant earlier in the day said there would be no comment regarding the accident.