User Login    
 + Register
News : Accident At Hoffman & Reed Sends Two To Hospital
Posted by Randy on 2013/10/18 4:40:00 (1797 reads) News by the same author

An anhydrous ammonia accident late yesterday (Thursday) morning at Trenton resulted in one person being flown to University of Kansas Medical Center with burns to his lower back. Click to see original Image in a new window

A second person was treated and released from Wright memorial hospital after experiencing throat irritation from inhalation.

Flown to KU Medical Center was Alan Clark, who's approximately 57 years old. He is reported to reside between Trenton and Laredo

Dustin Whorton of Trenton, who's approximately 35, was treated and released from Wright Memorial Hospital. Both persons are Hoffman and Reed employees. The incident occurred at the Hoffman and Reed north plant.

Phil Hoffman indicated the men were filling nurse tanks from a main anhydrous tank.

Hoffman explained it's his understanding one tank had been filled and the men were getting ready to fill another tank when a hose was moved. Clark apparently got his feet tangled in the hose and fell. During that process a valve cracked open and the liquid anhydrous escaped.

Hoffman said Clark was wearing a coat and gloves.

Whorton, and other Hoffman Reed workers, closed the valve putting Clark into a shower at the facility and watered him down. Hoffman explained the employees did everything right in responding to the accident.

He indicated none of the other workers experienced inhalation problems.

Trenton Fire Department Lieutenant mike Moore said the man flown by medical helicopter had second degree burns to to about 20 percent of his lower back.

Lieutenant Moore said firefighters were dispatched to the scene shortly before 11 o'clock Thursday morning.



The accident came shortly after emergency personnel and other officials concluded a drill involving a mock fuel truck spill at the Trenton airport. Persons involved in the drill were talking about the practice exercise when they were called to a real emergency response.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/5/27 16:10:00 - AAA Blue Jays Open Season With Burleigh Grimes Doubleheader
2015/5/27 16:04:44 - NCMC Dean Retires After 27 Years
2015/5/27 15:57:40 - Newtown-Harris Announces Teacher Resignation And Hire
2015/5/27 15:53:30 - Chillicothe Man Injured After Car Strikes Deer
2015/5/27 15:50:42 - Bluegrass Festival Coming To Chillicothe In June
2015/5/27 15:37:24 - Truck/SUV Collision Injures 19-Year Old
2015/5/27 15:32:55 - ATV Accident Sends Marceline Man To Hospital
2015/5/27 15:28:16 - Wednesday Morning Accident Kills Novinger Man
2015/5/27 5:37:33 - Public Input Sought For Poosey Conservation Area Plan
2015/5/27 4:28:16 - Remains of Man Missing More Than 20 Years Found In Submerged Car
2015/5/27 4:12:43 - Missouri Man Dies After Being Bitten In Both Legs By Snake
2015/5/26 5:42:17 - Two Injured In ATV Accident
2015/5/26 4:21:12 - Inmate Sentenced To Life In Prison May Be Free Man This Summer
2015/5/26 4:07:52 - Police: 3 Children Hurt When Water Spout Uproots Bounce House
2015/5/25 5:57:00 - 10 Historical Facts About Memorial Day
2015/5/25 5:46:10 - Forgotten For Decades, Fallen NY Soldier Is Finally Honored
2015/5/22 17:55:36 - Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing
2015/5/21 14:21:21 - NCMC Foundation Presents "Salute Awards"
2015/5/21 11:35:05 - Marshall Man, Accused Of Shooting At Police, Captured In Alabama
2015/5/21 11:25:26 - Police Surround Home Of Suspected Murderer In Sedalia
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Daily Room Rate At Sunnyview Increases By Eight Dollars
2015/5/21 10:20:00 - Milling Work Scheduled To Begin Next Week In Trenton
2015/5/21 10:10:04 - Kansas Truck Driver Injured In U.S. 36 Accident
2015/5/21 10:07:54 - Putnam County Teens Injured In Late Night Accident
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - AP : Suddenlink Sold To European Company
2015/5/21 10:00:00 - Local Bank Purchases Tax Credits, In Hopes Of Improving Trenton's Downtown
2015/5/21 9:47:51 - Efforts Underway To Repair Lawn Damage At Grundy County Courthouse
2015/5/20 10:55:08 - Area Organizations Plan To Distribute Money-Saving Light Bulbs
2015/5/20 10:47:05 - Gallatin Library Receives $5,628 Grant
2015/5/20 10:00:00 - Area Rivals Tie For 3rd At Class 1 Boys Golf Tournament



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM