Sugar refinery employee injured in early morning incident
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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