SALINA —A 48-year-old woman was injured in an explosion at a local battery manufacturing plant just south of Salina early Friday morning.
Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said Friday that at 5:58 a.m., emergency responders were called to Exide Technologies, 413 E. Berg Road, for the report of someone injured in an explosion. He said a woman was cleaning in an area that was shut down at the time when a welding torch control box exploded, knocking her unconscious. Soldan said the woman regained consciousness while Salina Fire Department EMTs were treating her.
The extent of the woman’s injuries was not known, however, she did have a small amount of blood on her face and she was transported to Salina Regional Health Center, Soldan added.
Another employee doing the same sort of work was in the area, but was not injured, he said. The incident did not stop production at the battery manufacturing plant, Soldan added.
Exide representatives could not be reached for comment Friday morning.
SALINE COUNTY — Authorities are on the scene of a reported explosion at the Exide Technologies plant, 413 E Berg Road, in Salina.
Police have released few details. Check the Post for more information as it becomes available.