Minneapolis Chemical Explosion: 3 workers injured in “flash explosion”
06/11/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Minneapolis, MN—A Thursday morning, June 10, 2010 chemical explosion injured three people at Interplastic Corporation. The explosion occurred around 8 a.m., at 2015 Broadway St. NE, as reported by KARE11.
Officials stated the workers were replacing the cap on an external tank when the explosion occurred. Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn said, “At that time, there was some kind-of-flash explosion, there was no fire.”
The chemical blast left one of the workers in critical condition, and another in serious condition. Both of the workers reportedly sustained second and third-degree burns. The third worker sustained minor injuries, which included an acid-based chemical burn. They were rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of their burns.
Luckily, no chemicals were released into the air or ground.
Hazmat crews and the Minneapolis Fire Department reported to the scene. Fire crews are waiting for the chemicals to cool before cleaning it up.
Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to arrive at the scene to conduct a full investigation into the workplace accident.
Interplastic Corporation makes thermoset resin, gel coat and colorants for composite and polymer manufacturers.
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