A chemical blast at a General Motors (GM) plant in Marion, Indiana killed one worker and injured several others, a USA Today article reported on July 1.
The explosion occurred at an industrial metal-stamping GM facility where metal vehicle parts are assembled before distribution. Reports said the fatality was identified by a Grant County Coroner as James Gibson, 48. The explosion also injured five other workers inside the plant; the injuries they sustained fortunately were not considered life-threatening. Responding fire crews enacted chemical safety procedures by watering down some of the injured victims with hoses before taking them to the hospital. Though authorities and the company pointed to chlorine dioxide as the cause of the blast, the incident is still being investigated.
The town mayor, Wayne Seybold, said this incident has deeply affected the community.
The legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends who are suffering from this great loss.