Update: Fatal Blast Originated Outside Plant
The Ontario Ministry of Labour says Saturday’s fatal explosion at a Scott Rd. plant originated outside the facility and the Sarnia fire service now says six employees were injured.
One, airlifted to London hospital Saturday with severe burns, died early Monday.
Sarnia police say his name is not being released.
Another worker remains in critical condition in London, three are listed as serious and one is said to have sustained a minor injury.
Ministry spokesman Bruce Skeaff says they were notified of the blast at Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services around 3:20pm Saturday.
Skeaff says at this point, they know a dust collection system outside of the building exploded. He says the explosion resulted in extensive structural damage to the building.
There were eight employees working at the building at the time of the blast that blew a hole in a wall and collapsed part of the roof.
A joint investigation involving the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, Sarnia fire and city police was turned over to labour ministry inspectors and engineers Monday afternoon.
Scott Rd. remained closed in the area pending completion of the investigation.