Monday, January 09, 2017

Explosion Injury At Chemical Company

LABELLE, FL. -- At approximately 7:12 am Monday, Hendry County Sherriffs Office received a call for an explosion with injury at Paramount Chemicals & Plastics, Inc. south of LaBelle on State Road 29 in Felda.

The company specializes in the treatment of water via irrigation and injection systems for businesses and farms selling chemicals including acids, anti-scalants, bio-diesel supplies, chlorine, fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, hydrogen peroxide, insecticides, methanol, polymers, quaternary ammonium, salts, etc.

Immokalee Fire Department was first on scene followed by Hendry County First Responders.

The injured individual was transported via Lee Flight from the Felda Fire Department to Lee Memorial.

Hazmat Has cleared the scene, and investigators with the Hendry County Sherriffs Office and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are on scene conducting a full investigation in to this accident. OSHA has been notified and is in route.

Hendry County officials will update as more information becomes available.

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