A late morning explosion at a Union Beach factory has been deemed not suspicious by authorities.
The explosion occurred inside toward the rear of the International Flavors & Fragrances facility on Route 36 in Union Beach shortly before noon, according to a release from the Union Beach Police Department.
Two employees sustained injuries, including burns and respiratory distress, the release said.
A release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office indicates that a preliminary investigation has deemed the explosion “accidental” with “limited, minor injuries.”
Local fire companies and first aid squads responded along with the county authorities.
A fire broke out at the facility that straddles the Union Beach and Hazlet municipal boundaries in May 2015. There were no injuries in that incident.