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3 hurt in small explosion at Tek Park in Upper Macungie

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Emergency crews responded to the report of a small explosion at a technology campus in Lehigh County on Thursday.

First responders were dispatched around 10:10 a.m. to Tek Park in Upper Macungie Township for a small chemical explosion.

Officials on the scene told 69 News that it was an isolated issue with a dust particle that hit the air and ignited in the Cyoptics lab in the rear of the building. Cyoptics works with fiber optics. 

Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, officials said. A police officer was also taken to a hospital as a precaution.

About seven others involved had to be decontaminated, according to emergency crews.

The building was not evacuated, officials said.

Broadcom sent 69 News the following statement regarding the incident:

"Our thoughts are with the injured employees and their families. The safety of all our employees and the local community is a top priority at Broadcom. We are working collaboratively with the appropriate authorities to investigate the incident."

According to Tek Park's website it is a multi-tenant technology campus that houses businesses that deal with disaster recovery, bio-pharma, technology and more. 

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