Chemical explosion injures man at recycling facility
By Erin Alberty
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Apr 04 2012 05:34 pm • Last Updated Apr 04 2012 05:34 pm
A worker at a Salt Lake City metal recycling facility was injured in an explosion Wednesday afternoon.
The man was using a plasma torch to cut into a 55-gallon metal drum at Natural Ventures, 2904 W. 500 South. The drum contained residue of Naphtha, a flammable substance used in lighter fluid and fuel for camp stoves, according to a press statement by the Salt Lake City Fire Department.
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