Cosmetics factory explosions hurt 125
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — As the number of people reporting injuries from deadly explosions at a cosmetics factory jumped to more than 125, investigators on Tuesday tried to determine what caused the blasts at a plant with a checkered history.
Orange County fire investigators were looking for clues to what touched off two explosions about 25 minutes apart Monday morning at Verla International in New Windsor, 55 miles north of New York City.
Officials initially said up to 35 people were injured, including seven firefighters, and one person was unaccounted for. Kate Dabroski, a spokeswoman for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, said Tuesday that the number of people treated increased substantially later Monday.