AGC's Tennessee Plant Experiences Glass Leak

Kingsport Times News
February 12, 2018
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : FLOAT GLASS NEWS

According to reporting from the Kingsport Times News, Asahi Glass Co.’s plant located in Churchill, Tennessee, experienced a molten glass leak on Feb. 5 that resulted in firefighters being called to the scene. One employee was transported to the hospital after sustaining injuries including heat exhaustion and minor burns.

Tom Segelhorst, AGC human resources manager, says that the leak was caused when the No. 2 float line was being drained in preparation for rebuilding. During the process, a leak occurred in another part of the tank, according to Segelhorst’s statement.

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