People who work in blue-collar jobs put themselves at risk every day. Depending on what kind of work they do, these people not only work hard, but they also work in some very dangerous conditions. If you work in a plant or factory, you know how bad the conditions can be. This is why it was no surprise when we learned of an industrial fire in Dalton, Georgia.
The firefighters in Dalton were called to a fire at a local industrial plant. Dalton city spokesperson Bruce Frazier confirmed that the fire was caused by the ignition of an unidentified flammable material. One of the employees at the plant was walking on a catwalk and knocked over or kicked over a bucket of flammable material. The chemical immediately ignited, causing a flash fire.
Thankfully, the plant’s sprinkler system put out the fire before the firefighters got to the scene. Had this not happened, who knows how bad the fire would have been? As it is, 4 workers were injured in the fire. One was treated and released at the scene. One employee was transported to Erlanger in Chattanooga for their burn injuries. The other two workers were taken by ambulance to the local hospital –Hamilton Medical Center.
The names of the victims have not yet been released. Neither has the type of chemical that caused the fire. However, there has not been any sort of evacuation so we imagine the chemical wasn’t dangerous.
The employees injured in this industrial fire will likely be able to file a claim for workers compensation. They may even have a personal injury claim against a third party.
If you or your loved one are hurt on the job, call an Atlanta, GA workers comp lawyers right away.