• February 10, 2017

Man Critically Injured in Accidental Chemical Explosion at Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, DE

Selbyville, DE -- A work incident in the area of Selbyville, DE left an unidentified man with injuries Thursday, February 9, 2017 about 3 a.m.

The report claims the incident took place at Mountaire Farms.

It is alleged the unidentified 34-year-old injured victim was mixing two chemicals in a 2 gallon sprayer. For reasons unclear, the mixture caused an explosion, leaving the man with severe facial trauma and burns. It appears the sprayer may have over-pressurized, causing it to explode. The report made no mention of other injuries in the incident.

The official investigation is currently underway and may reveal more details as it concludes.

The preliminary press release provided no further information at the time of its release.

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