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Two people were injured in an apparent blast caused by a broken oxygen line Wednesday afternoon at Alton Steel. 

The incident took place around 4:45 p.m., with Alton fire and police responding to the No. 5 building on Cut Street. One person was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis, and the other was taken by ambulance to Missouri.

Both injured employees are reported to be in stable condition and are hospitalized in St. Louis. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.