Explosion at Plastics Plant in Covington, Kentucky Leads to Shelter in Place
On Monday, January 10, 2022, an explosion at Interplastic Corporation in Covington, KY occurred. Local authorities stated that there was a fire in a storage vessel that houses a polyester resin, causing the explosion. Shortly after the explosion, a “code-red” shelter-in-place order was issued to residents within a one-mile radius of the specialty chemical facility. The order was in effect for several hours before being lifted early Tuesday morning.
The city said emergency crews will remain on-site to monitor the situation. Local authorities advised anyone who feels the need for medical attention should call 911.
Although the explosion was contained, blast injuries can spread to those nearby. Sound blast and shockwave are two common events that follow most explosions but are often overlooked. Sound blast exposure can damage the cochlea, the sound receiver inside your inner ears, and cause auditory injuries such as partial or permanent hearing loss. Sound blast injuries can even affect those inside their homes and vehicles. Additional auditory injuries that can result from sound blast include peripheral hearing impairment, tinnitus, auditory procession disorder, and vestibular impairment.
At this time, it is unclear if toxic chemicals escaped the explosion. However, as we have learned from previous chemical leaks, chemical exposure can result in irritation in the eyes, nose, throat, and on the skin, as well as respiratory issues, pulmonary hemorrhaging, and even death.
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