In a chemical plant in New Martinsville, West Virginia, 11 contract employees were injured. The accident occurred Tuesday in Axiall’s Natrium Plant, located in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. The accident was related to a boiler inside the plant.
Plant officials released a statement admitting that an accident occurred at around 7 am Tuesday in the power plant at the facility.
The company said that the coal-fired boiler has been shut down. The cause of the accident is being investigated, but it is not clear if the investigation is being handled by company or by government officials.
The company’s website says that particular facility manufactures the chemicals chlorine, caustic soda, and hydrochloric acid. A local news source states that three workers have already been released and three remain in the hospital under observation. The status of the other five workers was not immediately clear.
In September of 2014, at the same plant, one worker tragically lost their life and three others were seriously injured when they were exposed to caustic soda. The workers were conducting maintenance at the plant. The company was fined earlier this year by OSHA to the tune of $11,000.
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