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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Redstone Arsenal officials say two people have been injured and nobody has been killed in an explosion on the Army base in north Alabama.
A statement from Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kimberly Henry said one of the injured was being taken by helicopter to a Birmingham hospital and one to a Huntsville hospital. The explosion occurred Wednesday morning in a building that handles aviation and missile testing.
The statement said there were no fatalities and that all employees in the area have been accounted for. A county official had reported earlier that one person wa
We understand the chemical ammonium nitrate was involved in the explosion at Test Area 10. The Arsenal sent an email to workers in nearby buildings to let them know about the explosion, and to say the situation was NOT an exercise. In the email, they asked workers to stay inside until they hear otherwise.