GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Fire Rescue, along with Garden City Fire and Chatham County EMS, responded to a chemical accident that left two warehouse workers burned Wednesday morning.
The accident happened at a Coastal Logistics Group warehouse located at 986 A Bourne Avenue.
Officials say two workers were transferring a dry powder substance, called Voxtar-M40, into a container when a flash fire broke out. Both workers were injured.
Voxtar-M40 is a non-toxic product that is added to other products to reduce their carbon footprint. It is a fine, dry powder that has a high surface area volume ratio, like sugar dust, and can burn instantly when exposed to the energy from a spark, causing a small explosion.
Firefighters determined that all safety and handling standards were being followed.
One worker was transported by helicopter to the Augusta Burn Center, and the other was taken to a local hospital by EMS.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story named a neighboring warehouse as the accident site.