One Injured in Chemical Storage Plant Accident

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construction accidentWeyers Cave -- An employee was injured in a small chemical explosion at the chemical storage plant Degesch America, Inc.  

The employee was removing the top of a seven gallon metal container when the built up pressure caused the top to blow off and injure his arm.  The incident happened last Thursday afternoon.

The explosions happened because a peticide packet inside the container had a defect.  It was not entirely closed and activated when moisture from the air touched it.  It released chemicals, and pressurized the container.

The employee was transported to Augusta Health with minor injuries.