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8 Workers Injured in Boiler Accident Released from Hospital

Axiall Corporation

Axiall Corp. says eight contract workers injured in a boiler accident at its Natrium plant in West Virginia have been released from the hospital.

The company says two other workers were expected to be released on Wednesday. Another worker remained hospitalized under observation.

The accident occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the power plant of at the facility in New Martinsville. Axiall said Wednesday in a statement that the coal-fired boiler remains shut down but the plant is operating normally.

The accident is under investigation.

According to the Atlanta-based chemical manufacturer's website, the plant makes chlorine, caustic soda and hydrochloric acid.

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