11 Workers Hurt in Boiler Incident

11 Workers Hurt in Boiler Incident

11 contract workers were reportedly injured at the Axiall Corporation’s Natrium plant in West Virginia early Tuesday morning.

According to the company, the incident happened at around 7:00 in the morning in the power plant of Axiall Corp in New Martinsville, W. Va. In a statement, the works were immediately sent to the hospital for treatment. Eight of the 11 workers were released in the afternoon, while the remaining workers were released on Wednesday. The coal-fired boiler was shut down but operation at the plant remains.

The Atlanta-based chemical manufacturer which makes chlorine, caustic soda and hydrochloric acid said that an investigation into the incident is being conducted.