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Posted on August 20, 2015 by

Aluminum Plant Explosion Injures Some Employees

Millions of people go to work everyday. They get in a routine, doing the ‘daily grind’. Some don’t know how to handle getting injured at work and when something big happens, it can be shocking.

KSDK reports about an explosion at the Noranda Aluminum plan in New Madrid County near Marston, south of St. Louis. The explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon, creating smoke that could be seen for miles. A spokesman for Noranda said that all the workers have been accounted for. While there were no life-threatening injuries, some people suffered from abrasions, dust irritation and smoke inhalation. One person was taken to the hospital to be treated. The explosion happened in the cast house section of the plant. Here, they produce extrusion billet, which is a length of metal with a cylindrical shape. The explosion is under investigation.

There are millions of non fatal injuries at work every year. There are many ways you can get injured at work. Some common ways are:

  • Overexertion
  • Being struck by an object
  • Falls either from a level surface or from heights
  • Exposure to toxic or harmful substances
  • Fires or explosions
  • Assaults or violent crimes
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel

This list is not a complete list. If you or a loved one has had any kind of injury while at work, contact your St. Louis workplace injury attorneys for help today!