factoryplantHENDERSON, KY (12/20/11) – An explosion at a Henderson plant on December 7, 2011 has now cost one victim his life. Mark Stone, 49, was pronounced dead early this past Saturday morning in Louisville, Kentucky. Stone was severely burned in the explosion and was flown to the burn intensive care unit at the University of Louisville Hospital. Moore’s wife, son and extended family members were with him when he died.
The cause of the fire resulting from the explosion is still unclear. Records show the plant was cited for numerous violations, including failure to prevent combustible dust from inhabiting the production area.
The Henderson Fire Department, Kentucky Fire Marshal, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.


Ben Adams
SurfKY News

Original Story
HENDERSON, KY (12/8/11) – Three men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following an explosion and fire at Polymer Partners LLC on Commonwealth Drive near KY-136 in Henderson Corporate Park. Officials say the incident occurred around 2 p.m. CST and was the result of an equipment malfunction inside the plant.
Polymer Partners produces black concentrates and colorant here in Henderson for North and South American companies. The polymer company manufactures specialty compounds, including conventional and super conductive black resins, and offers tolling services for its clients.
According to Henderson County Emergency Management Director Larry Koerber, ambulances transported three men to Methodist Hospital in Henderson after sustaining burns in the explosion. Two of the three were airlifted to the burn intensive care unit at University of Louisville Hospital for extensive injuries. Two others were treated at the scene and released.
Ben Adams
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Lady Mustangs take two from Calloway in doubleheader

Muhlenberg County swept visiting Calloway County in a high school softball doubleheader on Saturday. Read More

Mustangs lose to Ohio County via shutout

Visiting Ohio County edged Muhlenberg County 2-0 in a 10th District softball game on Saturday. Read More

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7679

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 4966

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4277

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4026

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 3945

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12536

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8866

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 26, 2015 876

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 456

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 454

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 419

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts
April 26, 2015 405

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 26, 2015 385

Mother's Day Buffet Planned at State Parks May 10

by Gil Lawson
April 26, 2015 385

Outdoor Truths - April 26, 2015

by Gary Miller
April 26, 2015 345

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 283

Mustangs lose to Ohio County via shutout

by Steve LeMaster
April 26, 2015 262

Dawson Springs Mule, Draft Horse Days Come to a…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News