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Fox 8 Cleveland
5800 S Marginal Rd
Cleveland, OH 44103 Directions
AKRON, Ohio– All employees of Emerald Performance Materials were located after an explosion at the chemical plant in Akron Wednesday afternoon. The Akron Mayor’s Office said there are no significant injuries. Three people were taken to Akron General Medical Center for coughing symptoms, Akron police said. The explosion happened at about 1 p.m. at the plant, located at 240 West Emerling Ave. Exposure to the chemical involved in the explosion, butadiene, can cause irritation to the eyes, throat, nose and […]
AKRON, Ohio– A man working at Emerald Performance Materials described the explosion that happened Wednesday afternoon. Akron fire officials said no injuries have been reported. The area was evacuated in a half-mile radius, and police and fire are not going into the building. Carlos Medina said he was in a manhole when his crew heard a big boom, pulled him out and started running. “Honestly, I didn’t know if I was coming out or not,” Medina said. “The top part […]
AKRON, Ohio– An explosion at Emerald Performance Materials sent black smoke into the sky over Akron Wednesday afternoon. The Akron Fire Department said no injuries have been reported and the building was evacuated. No emergency workers are going into the building. FOX 8 viewers spotted the thick, dark smoke several miles away. Other witnesses reported feeling their windows shake. More on this story here
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WKYC TV 3
1333 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114 Directions
Witnesses say surrounding businesses are being evacuated, and photos from social media show a massive amount of flames and smoke billowing into the sky.
The $31 million effort, which kicked off on July 9, will see crews make improvements along the South Main corridor width between Cedar and Mill Streets "from building face to building face."
Our own Tiffany Tarpley and Will Ujek went face to face in Akron's legendary race.
The company buying the property is based in Delaware, and shares the same official address with 285,000 businesses, including Wal-Mart, Google, and Verizon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.