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Sugar refinery employee injured in early morning incident

4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, December 21 2021 Dec 21, 2021 December 21, 2021 8:09 PM December 21, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ News

GRAMERCY - A Louisiana Sugar Refining employee was hospitalized Tuesday night after getting burned while working on a piece of conveyance equipment that morning.

Larry Faucheux, the refinery's CEO, said the employee was checking out the equipment shortly before 7 a.m. when a "flash" erupted and burned the man's hands.

He was taken to a hospital and is expected to be released Wednesday, Faucheux said, adding that his co-workers are hoping he has a speedy recovery. Faucheux described the man only as a veteran at the refinery.

The company reported the injury to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency that regulates employee safety.

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