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UPDATED ON 6: Edgefield County Company Re-Opens After Electrical Accident Injured Workers

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Photo from the scene of an electrical accident at Trantech Radiator Products, in Edgefield County Photo from the scene of an electrical accident at Trantech Radiator Products, in Edgefield County
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***UPDATED at 4:16 P.M. on Monday, June 16th***

An Edgefield County company where three workers were injured during an electrical accident 1 week ago has now reopened.

Read the text of a press release we received Monday afternoon below:

Earlier this afternoon TranTech Radiator Products re-opened their Edgefield manufacturing facility and was able to resume normal manufacturing activities.

The plant re-opened after employees and vendor partners were able to replace/repair all damaged equipment in the Edgefield facility and thorough tests were completed to ensure employee safety.

“I want to personally thank those dedicated employees and valued vendor partners who worked so hard to not only get our plant running again so quickly, but their thoughtfulness of making sure that safety was at the heart of how we conducted the repairs,” stated TranTech President Greg Horton. “The process allowing us to restart operations today was a humbling experience. It reminded me of the commitment our employees have to their professions, how much our vendors and customers appreciate our work, and how much the community cares about the TranTech family,” said Horton. “The outpouring of support from Edgefield and the surrounding communities has been overwhelming.”

This comes one week after an incident (June 9th) at the facility halted production, injuring three employees. Two of those employees are now recovering at the Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia and the other was released from the hospital the same day. No further information will be released today about the injured workers.

“Despite the sense of accomplishment we feel from being able to restart so quickly due to our great employees and business partners; all of our hearts hang heavy thinking of those two men recovering in Augusta.  We never want to see another member of the TranTech family injured. I’m certain that I speak for our organization in stating that those two men are in our thoughts and prayers.”

TranTech officials continue to comply with all governmental inspections and are pro-actively investigating the incident to discover the root cause of the incident. This will allow TranTech to implement further safety procedures so they can continue to increase workplace safety.


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***UPDATED at 6:17 P.M. on Tuesday, June 10th***


Tuesday, Trantech president Greg Horton issued a statement concerning an electrical incident that sent three workers to the hospital on Monday.

Read the text of the statement below:Trantech President Greg Horton:

“Yesterday there was an accident at our facility in Edgefield which sadly has resulted in injuries to three of our valued employees. Two of those employees are now recovering at the Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia. Another has thankfully been released from the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with those men and their families.

One of our greatest fears is a situation like what occurred on Monday. Ensuring the safety of those who work at Trantech is a cornerstone to the way we operate our business.  We are complying with all governmental inspections. Trantech is working diligently to investigate the root cause and corrective action required. We will not re-open our Edgefield plant until we feel confident in the safety of our hard-working employees.”


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***POSTED at 11:42 A.M. on Monday, June 9th***

Two people were transported to an Augusta hospital after an electrical accident at a business in Edgefield County.

According to a worker at Trantech Radiator Products, the men were working on a transformer when a large electrical arc knocked the men out.

There's no word on the extent of the men's injuries.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.
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