One Person Killed, Another Injured in Oakland Plant Explosion

OAKLAND, TN (WMC-TV) – One person was killed and another injured when the Kinematics Research plant in Oakland, Tennessee exploded around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Oakland Police Chief Rick Jewell said one person, an employee, was trapped in the plant after the explosion.  Authorities later confirmed that person was killed.

Jewell said the plant housed several thousand rounds and gunpowder. Witnesses said debris shot into the air during several explosions spanning a half-hour.

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