Worker injured in plant fire dies
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8:01 pm
GALLATIN (AP) — An employee injured in a fire at a Gallatin chemical plant last week has died. Eric Hulsey is the third employee killed in accidents at the Hoeganaes Corp. plant this year.
A spokesman for Vanderbilt University Medical Center told The Tennessean that Hulsey died Tuesday evening.
He and four other workers were injured in a Friday fire. Two are in critical condition and two were treated and released.
Gallatin Assistant Fire Chief Tommy Dale has said the fire was caused by a gas leak. Both the Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are investigating.
The plant employs about 175 people making metal powders. A January accident killed two and a March accident injured one. Both were caused when flammable metal dust combusted.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Published in The Messenger 6.1.11