Three people injured in 3M plant explosion in Hutchinson 13 Apr 18

Three people were injured Thursday afternoon following an explosion at the 3M plant in Hutchinson. One person suffered serious injuries and two others were classified as minor injuries when a piece of equipment malfunctioned. According to a 3M spokesperson, the equipment experience a process upset during a cooling operation, causing heavy smoke and heat. A small area of the plant has been shut down for an internal investigation following the incident.