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Molten aluminum spills at Detroit Lakes foundry

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -  Crews were chipping away aluminum that spilled from a valve and coated a floor 2½ inches deep at a Detroit Lakes foundry.

Almost three tons of the molten metal spilled at Team Industries on Monday morning.

Plant manager Jeff Sullivan says one of four furnaces was being cleaned when the cleaning apparatus struck a value, dumping the aluminum on the floor.

No one was hurt. The spill was expected to be cleaned up in time for the second shift.

A damage estimate was not available.

The aluminum covered an area ranging from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet.

Team Industries manufactures engine parts.

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