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A woman is undergoing treatment for exposure to lead oxide and lead azide after a small explosion at a South Bay plant, authorities said.

Paramedics airlifted the woman to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, where she underwent a second round of decontamination, following an initial one at the plant, before she was able to enter the emergency room, said Capt. Mitch Matlow of the San Jose Fire Department.

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Employees at Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company in the city of Hollister reported the explosion at 9:31 a.m., according to a dispatcher.

She got to the hospital more than an hour after the exposure and listed in serious condition.

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Hollister fire officials confirmed they responded to a detonation but did not say what caused it.

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