MIDDLEBURY — A molten metal boil-over at Indiana Galvanizing in Middlebury on Thursday morning resulted in one employee being transported to Elkhart General Hospital, though a company official said there were no serious injuries.
“There was a boil-over. It wasn’t an explosion,” said Monnig Industries HR manager Kendrick Davis. “It’s molten zinc, basically.”
According to Davis at the corporate office in Glasgow, Missouri, no one was seriously injured by the spill.
“The individual who was taken by ambulance suffered absolutely, positively no injuries, from what I’ve seen. And then I’m waiting to hear back on the individuals who were seen after that,” he said around 2:30 on Thursday. “I expect them back to work later today, if they’re not already there.”
The company is looking into what might have caused the boil-over, Davis said.
Indiana Galvanizing is at 51702 Lovejoy Drive, near the S.R. 13 interchange on the Indiana Toll Road. It is one of four plants in the Midwest owned by Monning Industries.
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