Four contract workers were transported by medical helicopter after suffering burns in a Wednesday morning flash fire at a North Carolina feed mill, local media reports.
Valley Proteins Vice Chairman Michael Smith told WITN that the 10:45 a.m. explosion happened in the plant’s finished product area. The plant, located off U.S. Highway 117 in Rose Hill, did not sustain extensive damage.
WNCT reports that firefighters from Rose Hill, Teachey and Magnolia responded to the call. No cause for the blast has been determined.
Valley Proteins provides services for the collection, rendering and recycling of animal processing, supermarket waste streams and restaurant used cooking oil, the company website states.