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Trucker waiting outside paper mill captures massive explosion on video


A huge explosion that occurred at a Maine paper mill on Wednesday was caught on camera by a truck driver.

The explosion occurred at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, around noon on Wednesday.

Omg the mill just exploded….

Posted by Rebecca Burhoe on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Maine Department of Public Safety reports that all employees are accounted for and that no injuries were reported. About 500 people are employed by the mill.

Maine State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office¬†are on scene to investigate the cause of the explosion. The preliminary investigation indicates that a rupture in a pressure vessel was to blame for the blast.

Truck driver Rick Pratt was waiting in a line of trucks at the mill and managed to capture unbelievable footage of the explosion. In the video, you can see that his truck is pelted with a large amount of debris in the moments after the explosion occurred.

Check it out below.

Jay Mill Just Blew Up Jay Maine, video From Rick Pratt of Richard Currier Trucking who was waiting in line in his big rig truck!

Posted by Mike Joslyn on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

You can also see footage of the damage left behind by the explosion below.

Explosion damages Androscoggin Mill in Jay

SUN JOURNAL DRONE VIDEO: A major explosion was reported Wednesday afternoon at the Androscoggin Mill. The latest on this developing story: https://bit.ly/3en9kcE(Video: Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Posted by Sun Journal on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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