Most of us don’t get up and go to work thinking that we’re going to be injured. In fact, most people manage to go through their entire lives without ever suffering a workplace injury. Other people aren’t so lucky like the worker who was injured after a chemical explosion in Calhoun County.
Depending on what you do for a living, there could be a higher risk of getting hurt. For example, if you work in a factory or do physical labor, there’s a better chance of getting hurt. The same is true if you work around or with dangerous materials.
This was certainly true for a worker in Calhoun County who was injured in a fiery explosion last month. The name of the victim was not released. However, what we do know is that he, along with 9 other workers, were inside a chemical plant in Calhoun County when the building exploded.
The injured man worked for a company called DHM Adhesives in Calhoun County, Georgia. At about 1:15 a.m., the local fire house received a call that the DHM Adhesives building was on fire. Apparently, the chemicals that were used to make the company’s adhesives had caused an explosion. Within minutes, the building was engulfed in flames.
Thankfully, 9 of the 10 employees inside the building were not injured. However, one worker was not so lucky. The fire was so bad that the country evacuated the schools and 18 homes. The EPA even came out to the scene to see if any harmful chemicals had been released into the air.
For the worker injured in this accident, they’ll certainly need to file a worker’s compensation claim. This way, they’ll be entitled to medical care and replacement wages.
If you or your loved one get hurt at work, you need to call our office right away.