Worker Hurt in Chemical Incident at Indiana Factory

October 19, 2018

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Worker Hurt in Chemical Incident at Indiana Factory
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A worker was injured in a chemical-related incident at the Alpha Systems LLC plant in Elkhart, IN early Thursday, several local news organizations said. 

Crews received a call from the facility at about 6:40 a.m. ABC News affiliate WBND reported that a flash fire occurred while a worker was mixing chemicals. Another local broadcaster, WSBT, described the incident as a chemical explosion. 

After first responders arrived at the plant, the person was transported to an area hospital with minor burns. 

Alpha Systems produces sealants, adhesives, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing and flooring membranes, and injection molded and blow molded products for the RV, marine, and manufacturing housing industries, according to the firm’s website. 

A search of inspection records from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not turn up any results related to the plant from the last five years. 

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