KANSAS CITY, Kan. - An explosion at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan., injured a worker on Sunday morning.
According to KCK Deputy Fire Chief Craig Duke, the man was working on a transformer at the plant when something exploded around 10:30 a.m. He said he's not sure whether the man got an electric shock or was simply burned.
Emergency crews transported the man to KU Medical Center. He suffered burns to his upper torso and is currently in critical condition.
United Auto Workers representative George Reece said the injured man works for Capital Electric, which contracts with the plant. He said power to the plant was cut off when the explosion occurred, and they will make sure conditions are safe before the power is turned back on.
"We are saying prayers for him and his family," Reece said. "We have safety people, security and power people still at the plant."
The explosion did not result in any fire.
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