Worker Hurt in Machine Blast

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 08:10 AM gHale

A manufacturing plant worker suffered injuries in an explosion Monday morning, said officials at the Rockledge, FL, Fire Department.

Fire officials said a piece of machinery blew up in the worker’s face at the LRM Industries International, Inc. plant on Gus Hipp Boulevard in Rockledge.

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The worker, who was not identified, ended up transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The blast also ignited a fire in the manufacturing plant, but firefighters extinguished it a short time later.

There was still hot plastic melting onto the ground when fire crews arrived at the plant.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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