Employee injured in fire at rubber compounding plant
Published 4:49 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021
JONESBOROUGH (AP) — One employee was injured Thursday morning in a fire at a rubber compounding plant in northeast Tennessee, authorities said.
Fire crews responded to HEXPOL in Jonesborough to find flames coming through the roof of the building, news outlets reported.
The company said in a statement that emergency protocols were enacted and 22 employees were evacuated from the site. One employee was being treated for injuries, the statement said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and HEXPOL said it is fully cooperating with officials.