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Explosion at Washington State Dam Injures Six Employees

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    Explosion at Washington State Dam Injures Six Employees
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    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, FEB. 24-25--The Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River near Wanapum Village, Wash., shown Jan. 30, 2001, is one of the dams that has its power generation controlled by the Grant County Public Utility District dispatch center in Ephrata, Wash. (AP Photo/Jackie Johnston)

    An explosion at a dam in central Washington state Thursday afternoon injured six employees, NBC News reported. The workers were transported to area hospitals — some by ambulance, others by airlift — according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

    A problem with electrical equipment caused the bast at the Priest Rapids Dam, which runs along the Columbia River, the sheriff's office said. The blast did not affect the stability of the dam and officials said there was no danger to the public.