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Micron Explosion Causes Brief Evacuation

Micron Technology, Inc.

By all accounts, today’s explosions at Micron Technology’s Boise campus were relatively minor. 

Boise State Public Radio reports seven people were treated for minor injuries after two blasts occurred in an underground utility room this morning.

The Idaho Statesman reports about 200 people were briefly evacuated from a section of Micron’s headquarters.

“[T]he Boise Fire Department’s hazardous materials team determined that no hazardous chemicals were released by the explosion. Employees in the building have been allowed to return to work.

One person suffered a minor cut to the arm, two people had ringing in their ears and another inhaled dust from the explosion. Several others workers who inhaled dust were being evaluated. No one was transported to the hospital.” –

Micron tells Ada County emergency responders overall facility operations were not affected.


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