Something went horribly wrong this afternoon at a Lapeer manufacturing plant. Employees at Lapeer Industries were sent home earlier this afternoon following an explosion that killed one man and injured four others.

According to unconfirmed reports, the explosion was outside one of the plants during some sort of test. The incident took place at Lapeer Industries plant #1, located on McCormick Drive in Lapeer.

A press release is expected to be released soon from Lapeer Police.  Check back for more updates throughout the afternoon.

Update: According to the press release from Lapeer City Police Department, one 34-year-old employee from Millington was fatally injured while 4 others were transported to McLaren Lapeer Hospital for injuries sustained in the blast. An investigation into the industrial accident is currently ongoing.

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