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Update - Polymer Partners Explosion Victim Dies

 

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

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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

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