Four injured in scaffolding accident in Westlake

Four injured in scaffolding accident in Westlake
(Source: Turner Industries)

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) - Four employees of Turner Industries were injured in a scaffolding accident at a Westlake Chemical facility on Monday, company officials said.

Three of the employees are in area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a statement released by Mike Phelps, vice president of Turner Industries. The fourth employee was evaluated and released.

Turner Industries' statement:

'Four employees of Turner Industries Group, L.L.C. were injured on Monday, April 16, 2018, while working on a scaffold at a chemical complex in Westlake, Louisiana.  Three are in stable condition at area hospitals, and are expected to recover.  A fourth employee was evaluated and released.  An investigation of the incident is on-going.  The hospitalized employees are receiving excellent medical care and we look forward to their recovery and return to work.'

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