5 injured in explosion at Mercer County business

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According to Mercer County dispatchers, crews were called at 9:36 a.m. Friday to Combined Systems, Inc.

GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WKBN) – An explosion at a business in Mercer County that makes tactical equipment injured five employees.

According to Mercer County dispatchers, crews were called at 9:36 a.m. Friday to Combined Systems, Inc. on Kinsman Road in Greene Township, near Jamestown.

A machine malfunctioned, causing an explosion, dispatchers said.

Five employees were injured and taken by ambulance from the scene, according to Jamestown, Fire Chief David Jones. He said four of the victims have already been treated and released.

Four departments from Mercer County and one from Crawford helped fight the fire.

We went to the company’s main office Friday and asked for information about the explosion — to talk to the plant manager or someone in the company who would just explain what happened. CSI chose not to make any comment.

Combined Systems, Inc., makes products for global defense and law enforcement, according to the company’s website. It is the parent company of Combined Tactical Systems, Penn Arms, CTS Thompson Handcuffs and Restraints and CTS Training Institute.

A fire broke out at the same company in March of 2019 and another incident five years ago. Other fires and incidents were covered there by 27 First News in 2013, 2012 and 2011.

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