Two badly burned in explosion at Bombardier plant in Valcourt

Posted By: Canadian Press · 11/9/2012 8:49:00 AM

An overnight explosion and fire at a Bombardier Recreational Products complex in Quebec's Eastern Townships has left two people with serious burns.

Quebec provincial police say the blast occurred about 20 minutes after midnight and appeared to come from a lab in the facility's research centre in Valcourt.

They say the victims are a 38-year-old employee and a 54-year-old security guard.

Both were taken to a hospital in Quebec City and remain in a medically induced coma.

The workplace health and safety commission (CSST) is investigating.

The BRP facility produces Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Sea-Doo jet skis and Can-Am all-terrain vehicles.

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