Seven employees at Sun Chemical’s US Ink Plant, located in East Rutherford NJ, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center and the burn unit at St. Barnabas following what appeared to have been an explosion or flash fire in the pre-mix room of the plant at approximately 1:20 EDT on Oct. 9, 2012.
Sun Chemical human resource personnel provided support needed by the families of the employees.
“We will cooperate 100% with East Rutherford Fire Department Fire Official Dennis Monks in order to conduct a full investigation. We must determine the actual root cause of this incident so that we can take any possible steps to prevent it from happening again. The safety of our people is too important,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical Corporation corporate vice president for environmental affairs. “Speculating about what happened would do a disservice to the accuracy of any investigation.”
The plant makes black newspaper printing ink by blendi
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