There are reports of a large explosion or explosions at a ball bearing factory in Peterborough, New Hampshire:

Twitchy will provide updates to this story as more information becomes available.


  • DeadlockVictim

    I’m just a few miles away from that plant. Fortunately, there’s a regional hospital in the same town, with available airlifts to Dartmouth.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    Not good. Let’s hope for the best for all.

  • The Masked Avatar

    As if an explosion isn’t bad enough but at a ball bearing plant? Isn’t that what’s in a Claymore mine?

    • DeadlockVictim

      That was my first thought.

    • Clete Torres

      Exactly. Also a popular component of IEDs.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Yep. I was thinking that too. The worlds largest claymore mine. Prayers go out to those involved.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Ball bearing plant explosion = claymore mines from hell.

    God bless & keep victims and rescue responders.

    Good Lord.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!
    • Clete Torres

      The gutter press does the job Americans won’t do.

      Decent Americans, anyway.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    I first heard of this in the car on the radio. The words “ball bearings” made my blood run cold.

    God be with those people.