No harmful gases were released and no injuries were reported in the small fire that took place at a Springfield Township chemical plant on Sunday morning. All employees were evacuated and the firefighters were called to the company after a small fire started in the production area. An employee used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the fire, which was contained to a bucket, before the firefighters arrived.
The firefighters confirmed that no harmful gas levels were found and the employees are still investigating the cause of the fire. The chemical plant is described as a specialty chemical manufacturing facility, a type of industrial company that is prone to explosions and fires because of the high level of flammable and hazardous chemicals present. The owner of this chemical plant holds periodic training sessions with his company in association with other agencies such as the state police to prepare employees for potential fires at work. The employer's approach to safety training may be credited for the quick and effective way in which the employees handled this recent fire.
It is the legal right of industrial workplace employers to make sure that their staff is up-to-date on safety training and equipment maintenance. Many times, fires and explosions are caused because the staff is undertrained or because workplace conditions are unsafe. When an industrial accident occurs, a worker may suffer life-changing injuries. It is important to contact an industrial accident lawyer when you or your fellow worker suffers an accident at work. A professional
industrial accident attorney can help you file a claim and seek compensation that may be available under the law.