Asphalt Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Worker Injured

Emergency personnel were sent to a Curran & Briggs facility on Prince Edward Island after a blast occurred Monday afternoon.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

November 10, 2022

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A worker was injured in an explosion Monday afternoon at the Curran & Briggs asphalt plant in Summerside, PEI, local news organizations reported.

Firefighters were called to the West Drive facility around 4 p.m. after the blast occurred as maintenance work was being carried out, Summerside Fire Chief Ron Enman told The official said the structure was substantially damaged by the explosion.

One employee was taken to an area hospital with injuries, coverage by CBC detailed. No information was available on their condition.

Occupational safety authorities have opened an investigation into the blast.

Curran & Briggs is a provider of construction services, including hot mix asphalt and materials.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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