Man severely burned at Jefferson County fireworks plant - KMOV.com

Man severely burned at Jefferson County fireworks plant

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Missouri (KMOV.com) -- One man was severely burned and several others were injured at a Jefferson County fireworks plant Tuesday morning.

According to deputies, a 33-year-old man was air-lifted to a St. Louis hospital after he was burned at the Global Pyrotechnics Solutions on Sunset Drive and Highway Y in Dittmer just after 7 a.m.

Deputies said two men in their 20s were also burned. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment and have been released.

“Over the years it’s been a facility that made aerial displays for venues all across the United States for celebrations.  I don’t know if it’s still the type of facility that is,” said Ralph Brown of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

In a press release, Global Pyrotechnics Solutions stated that there was no explosion and "raw materials used to manufacture a component of one of our products were ignited during the manufacturing process and caused a 'flash-over' fire."

ATF was on the scene and continues to investigate "an explosive incident" at the fireworks manufacturer.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com as this story continues to develop.

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