‘Small explosion’ outside Riverdale steel mill
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(RIVERDALE) No one was injured in a small explosion at a steel mill Thursday night in south suburban Riverdale.
The explosion happened about 11 p.m at ArcelorMittal, 13500 S. Perry, Riverdale Police said.
A representative for the company said there was “a small explosion” that happened outside the building and that there were “no evacuations.”
Police and firefighters were still at the scene just past 11:30 p.m., the representative said.
WE JUST HAD A VERY LOUD SONIC "BOOM" IN CHICAGO 10 MINUTES AGO. IT SHOOK THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD. EVERYONE IS LOOKING OUT THEIR WINDOWS.
— Carl R Parish (@carlparishhonda) September 26, 2014
Just heard a super loud BOOM, shook the whole house, neighbors heard/felt it too. Sounded like an explosion
— Havok (@Havok27) September 26, 2014