FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two workers were burned after they were splashed by acid at a dental implant manufacturing plant in suburban Philadelphia.
Officials in Bucks County said the workers came into contact with nitric acid shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday during a chemical reaction at the Hiossen Inc. plant in Falls Township.READ MORE: Sources: Authorities Investigating If 2 Police Officers Injured In Fourth Of July Parkway Shooting Were Hit By Stray Bullets
Fire marshal Richard Dippolito said the workers were burned on the head and arms and taken to the Trenton, N.J. campus of Capital Health System.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor Following Fourth Of July Shooting
Their condition wasn’t immediately known, but Mike McClellan, chief of the township and U.S. Steel fire companies, said the injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
McClellan said the workers were mixing chemicals into a five gallon pail when it exploded. The cause of the accident is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Humid, Unsettled Days Lie Ahead
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