A building collapse involving new construction at the DuPont Electronics and Imaging plant in Circleville, Ohio, Sunday morning left one person injured, the Pickaway Twp. Fire Department website reports.
“We were dispatched at 8:27 this morning for a building collapse with several people possibly trapped,” the website states. “Further information came in and it was new building construction that had collapsed.”
Fortunately, the firefighters arrived to find only one person injured, the rest managing to get free of the fall structure. Other responders included the plant fire brigade, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Pickaway County Emergency Management Association.
The chemical plant in Circleville, south of Columbus, was not at risk, according to the website.
The $220,000 million expansion involves new manufacturing assets to expand production of DuPont Kapton polyimide film and DuPont’s Pyralux flexible circuit materials to meet the growing demand in automotive, consumer electronics telecom and defense.
The Clarksville chemical plant has manufactured polymide film for various electronics and industrial applications for more than 60 years.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion were conducted in October 2019.