An explosion at a paper mill shook a small town in Maine yesterday. The explosion was first reported to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department at 12:04pm.

No serious injuries or deaths occurred, but a handful of employees had to be treated for respiratory irritation.


The blast originated from the company's "digester", a machine that mixes wood chips and chemicals making the pulp for the paper.



In the video, a trucker is waiting in line when his dash cam catches the video. Moments later, debris began raining down on his truck. The debris looks like small pieces of wood.

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