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Lawrence Bass, 55, dead and four injured at ammunition plant explosion in Kansas City, Missouri
The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals are mixed, Army officials. The building has been secured and rendered safe, they said, allowing investigators to begin looking into what caused the explosion.
Lake City representatives said 55-year-old Lawrence Bass, of Blue Springs, Mo., died as a result of injuries sustained in the blast at a primer mixing facility.