Boiler Explosion Injures Three

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 08:05 AM gHale

A CF Industries worker ended up rushed to the hospital following a small explosion at their Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, facility.

Emergency crews were called to CF Industries at 5:20 p.m. April 23 to an incident involving a boiler on the site of the Medicine Hat plant.

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Three employees were lighting a burner for an auxiliary boiler when the explosion happened, said Trent Bancarz with Alberta Labour.

Two of the employees were treated on scene, while the third worker was taken to hospital.

All individuals who were on site were accounted for.

The company says all appropriate local emergency response and government officials have been notified of the incident, and says an investigation will be conducted by the company in co-operation with appropriate authorities.

CF said the work site was secured following the incident and there were no offsite impacts. The plant remains in operation.

While the worker has been released from the hospital, details about any injuries, or the extent of injuries, was not immediately available.



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