Last Tuesday, an explosion at a biodiesel plant injured a worker. The local fire department responded to the scene of the workplace accident after a reactor reportedly exploded. The fire sprinkler system at the plant extinguished most of the flames, and firefighters managed to contain a few remaining hot spots.
A worker suffered a broken leg and was taken by emergency medical services (EMS) crews to a local hospital. No other workers were injured.
Authorities have not stated what prompted the explosion or what the worker was doing when he was injured. However, investigators from the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration will conduct a full investigation of the workplace accident.
Explosion at biodiesel plant broke workers leg, JusticeNewsFlash.com, October 15, 2009
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