Chemical Safety Incidents
One Injured in Alcoa Plant Fire in NY
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 10:03 AM gHale
An Alcoa Aluminum employee ended up rushed to the hospital following a fire Monday night at the company’s Massena, NY, facility, officials said.
The employee, who the company did not identify, ended up burned by an electrical arc, which caused a power outage in parts of the plant, according to a statement from Alcoa.
The outage contributed to a fire in the facility’s bake furnace and the Massena Fire Department put the fire out around 9 p.m., company officials said.
There were no other injuries, officials said, and the plant’s molten metal production remained unaffected.
At least four departments, in addition to Alcoa’s own squad, arrived at the scene to fight the large blaze Monday.
Officials are continuing their investigation.