Four workers have been hospitalized after being burned by a caustic chemical at the Axiall Natrium Facility in Marshall County on Friday afternoon.
The employees were injured when they were accidentally exposed to a caustic soda solution. Two of the workers were transported to the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, one was treated at a local hospital and another was released after being treated on the scene.
There is no word Friday evening on the severity of the injuries.
Axiall released a statement saying:
“This afternoon during a maintenance operation at the Axiall Natrium facility, four employees were injured when they were accidentally exposed to a caustic soda solution. The employees received on-site medical treatment, with two employees transported to Pittsburgh for further evaluation and treatment, one treated at the local hospital and one released after on-site treatment. Our primary concern is for the well-being of all four employees and providing support for their families during this time.
Axiall Corporation is a leading integrated chemicals and building products company. Axiall, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has manufacturing facilities located throughout North America and in Asia to provide industry-leading materials and services to customers. For more information, visit www.axiall.com.”
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