Video: 1 killed, 8 injured in Ohio paint plant explosion
Two critically injured employees needed to be rescued from inside the facility
New York Daily News
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An explosion and fire at an Ohio paint plant claimed the life of a 44-year-old supervisor who was found in the rubble of the collapsed building Thursday, fire officials said.
Eight others were injured in the blast and fire at the Yenkin-Majestic Paints facility in Columbus.
NEW VIDEO: A security camera captured the moment a huge paint explosion ripped through a paint plant in Northeast Columbus. https://t.co/II0U7qLpGV (Video courtesy: V.A.T. Inc) pic.twitter.com/ZZe74e1GsP— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) April 8, 2021
Victim Wendell Light was initially listed as missing after authorities got the call for the explosion shortly after midnight.
The press room supervisor was found deceased shortly after 9 a.m., Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said.
When responding firefighters first arrived on the scene, they were met by injured employees exiting the building, the department said in a Facebook post.
Two other employees were trapped inside the building and were in critical condition when they were rescued and rushed from the scene, the department said.
The fire was listed as contained by 5:15 am, but visible black smoke still rose into the sky as firefighters let some of the building’s materials burn off once the structure had been evacuated, officials said.
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This is what we’re seeing now at the explosion site near the east side of Columbus.— Krista10TV (@KristaWBNS) April 8, 2021
I know EPA workers were out here checking air and water quality for chemicals. We’re on scene working to get more updates. #10tv #wakeupcbus pic.twitter.com/4Qs9wGwoxa
Home security camera footage captures the moment an explosion at a Columbus paint manufacturing plant lit up the sky.— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2021
At least eight people were injured, two critically, in the blast. https://t.co/Th960zDwW0 pic.twitter.com/C7ijA9UlLV