3 Hospitalized from Explosion at Manufacturing Plant

There were 13 response teams at the scene.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

June 12, 2024

1 Min Read
Explosion sends 3 to hospital
The plant sits just north of the Maryland line.Tarchyshnik/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

An explosion at a Pennsylvania manufacturing plant injured three workers yesterday.

It happened at the Johnson Controls Frick facility in Waynesboro at 7:32 a.m. according to local news outlets.

Thirteen fire departments responded to the scene, including a volunteer fire unit from Maryland. The plant is just north of the state line with Maryland.

Two people were flown out of the plant for treatment by a helicopter ambulance, and one patient was transported to a local medical center, dispatch said. Their conditions were not released, and dispatch said there may be more people who were injured but not severely enough to be transported.

It is unclear what caused the explosion, and OSHA is investigating the incident.

140-year-old Johnson Controls is a global leader in smart buildings with products including automation & controls, HVAC safety, fire suppression, industrial refrigeration, energy efficiency, renewable solutions, and more.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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