NC Industrial Accident: Flash fire at Sherwin-Williams plant burned worker

02/17/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Greensboro, NC—A flash fire at a Sherwin-Williams plant left one worker with burns on his face and arms. The industrial accident occurred at around 7:14 a.m., at the plant located at 113 Stage Coach Trail, as reported by the Greensboro News-Record.

According to the Greensboro Fire Department, they believe methyl ethyl ketone vapors ignited, causing the flash fire. The chemical which caught fire is also known a butanone, an industrial solvent.

Responding emergency crews rushed the worker, who remains unidentified, to Moses Cone Hospital for treatment of minor burns to his arms and face. No other injuries were reported and there was no reported damage to the building.

A full investigation into the industrial accident is underway. It was not stated if the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for North Carolina workplace accident attorneys.

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