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Micron Facility Operations Unaffected by Explosion, Boise Says

March 27, 2012

Micron Technology Inc. (MU:US) facility operations were unaffected after an explosion forced workers to evacuate a company building in Boise, Idaho, according to the city’s fire department.

Micron’s emergency response team “evacuated approximately 200 people who work in the building,” the fire department said in a statement on its website. “Two hours later, all but a handful who work in the immediate area had returned to work.”

Boise firefighters and its hazardous-materials squad responded to a report of an explosion at Micron at 9:59 a.m. local time, according to the statement. Micron, the largest U.S. maker of computer memory, is based in Boise.

Four people -- two Micron employees and two contractors -- were nearby when the explosion occured. One suffered a minor cut, two are being evaluated for ringing in the ears, and one inhaled dust, the fire department said. Three other workers are being evaluated after breathing dust.

There was no chemical hazard as a result of the explosion, according to the statement.

“Micron will continue to investigate the cause of the explosion,” the fire department said.

Dan Francisco, a spokesman for Micron, referred inquiries to the Boise Fire Department.

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