Industrial Safety / Manufacturing News

Explosion at Georgia manufacturing plant leaves one worker injured

By Jessica Schladebeck for the New York Daily News

Sep 13, 2019

A hazardous chemical fire sparked an explosion at a Georgia manufacturing plant early Friday morning, forcing school closures and evacuations across Calhoun County.

Calhoun firefighters first received reports of the blaze at DHM Adhesives around 1:15 a.m., Fire Deputy Terry Mills told the Gordon Gazette. He said first responders were on the scene within minutes of the initial call, but the building – located in downtown Calhoun – was already almost entirely consumed by flames.

Ten workers were inside the facility at the time, and one of them was injured. No details on the victim’s condition have been released.

To learn more, read "Chemical fire sparks explosion at Georgia manufacturing plant, one inured" from the New York Daily News.

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