Two Vulcan aluminum plant employees suffered significant burns Friday morning after an explosion and fire at the company's facilities in Foley, Alabama. It happened at 9:40 a.m. in the heart of downtown. Firefighters from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Foley were able to quickly contain the fire. The fire was isolated to the one building.
Two men were flown to the University of South Alabama Regional Burn Center in Mobile and dozens of other employees were treated at the scene. The explosion comes four months after firefighters battle another fire at the plant. That September incident occurred at the facility's aluminum-casting area and no one was injured.
Vulcan is one of Foley's largest employers with about 275 workers. The company specializes in manufacturing aluminum signs and sheet metal as well as metal stamping.