Worker injured after blast and fire at recycling plant in Burnaby, B.C.
Explosion happened when a gas tank was placed in a cutting machine at ABC Recycling
One worker has been injured in an explosion and fire at a recycling plant in Burnaby, B.C.
Fire chief Joe Robertson says the blast occurred when an acetylene gas tank was placed in a cutting machine at ABC Recycling.
The worker was transported to hospital, and the extent of his injuries is unknown.
WorkSafeBC spokesman Scott McCloy says the explosion occurred at about 8 a.m. PT.
He says an officer has been sent to the scene, but few details are available.
The owner of the recycling company was not immediately available for comment.