February 6, 2020

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4 Hurt in Flash Fire at Industrial Plant in Georgia
Four people were injured by a flash fire in an industrial facility on Wednesday. Image courtesy of Pixabay

A flash fire occurred on Wednesday evening at an industrial facility in Dalton, GA as a contractor performed work on a catwalk, leaving four workers with injuries, local news organizations reported. 

“While working on the catwalk, flammable material at the scene was accidentally ignited,” the City of Dalton said in a statement printed by Atlanta-based television news station WXIA. “Firefighters believe the fire was a flash ignition of the flammable material.”

Crews were called to the site at about 5 p.m., finding four people with injuries upon arrival. The flames were already doused by the facility’s sprinkler system by the time firefighters were on scene, coverage by ABC News affiliate WTVC said. One person received treatment on scene and two injured workers were transported to an area hospital. 

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City Spokesperson Bruce Frazier told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the incident occurred at a facility operated by Plaze, a contract packaging firm for specialty chemicals. 

Plaze specializes in aerosol and liquid chemical fill manufacturing and contract packaging. The company’s two manufacturing plant s produce over 175 million aerosols per year and 50 million liquids per year, according to the firm’s website.

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