Worker Severely Injured in Explosion at Lime Plant

The company is a major supplier of lime, limestone and clay products.

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ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) โ€” An industrial accident at a lime plant in Alabama has seriously injured one worker.

Alabaster Fire Executive Officer Rowdy Tidwell tells AL.com that a worker was badly burned in an explosion at Lhoist North America on Wednesday evening. He's been airlifted to a hospital.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

No further information has been released.

According to the company's website, Lhoist is a major supplier of lime, limestone and clay products to the North American marketplace, with locations throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

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