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Explosion at Packaging Plant Causes Injuries

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An explosion at a contract packaging plant in Georgia this Thursday left several people with injuries, reports said.

Several area fire departments responded to an explosion at the Granite Packaging LLC manufacturing plant in Social Circle, GA, on the morning of July 23, 2020, local news organizations report.


The town’s mayor, David Keener, told Your Local News that the blast at the Leggett Road plant caused some injuries, but he could not provide specific details. Social Circle Police Department Deputy Chief Jimmy Robinson said in coverage by the Walton Tribune that one person was transported to a hospital in Atlanta by helicopter and several others with injuries received treatment on scene.

A fire official with Walton County Fire Rescue described the incident as a chemical explosion in Your Local News’ account.

No information was available on the cause of the explosion.

Granite Packaging, a PLZ Aeroscience company, is a provider of contract packaging services for automotive appearance products, waxes, household cleaners and degreasers, fragrances, and polishes in the southeast US, according to information on its website. The 112,000-sq-ft facility in Social Circle includes manufacturing and warehousing space.

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